Here are some snippets of questions and answers I recieved from engineering at WATM/WWCP
Q: What is Fox 8 plans regarding HDTV. Are we talking days, months or years?
A: Within the next couple of months we will be over the air HD. we are currently feeding HD to Atlantic Broadband cable company.
Q: Will you put your HD signal out over the air, or only on cable TV? Will your WATM transmitter in Altoona broadcast the Fox HD signal eventually, or will this only be available on your Ligonier transmitter ? (I cannot get a signal from that transmitter)
A: FOX HD will be broadcast at this time only on FOX's tower in Ligonier.
Q: Will you maintain your low power repeater in the State College area (currently on channel 59) to allow HD and digital into the State College Market. Since channels 51-69 are scheduled to go away, will this repeater be assigned a new frequency and what is the time table for this to happen.
A: As far as the low power translator that will be determined at a later date.
Questions Regarding WATM (ABC-23)
Q: Why are you stretching you non HD programming to fill the entire picture. This really looks lousy, and you are the only station to do this.
A: We will be putting the upconverted signal back to 4:3 soon.
Q: Is it possible for you to fix your audio problems for non network shows on 23.1 (HD). All the sound is coming out on the left rear speaker. The sound is balanced and fine for Network shows however.
A: I will check into this.