Why not put LAFF on WKBN 27.3? It would allow more people to watch the network. I wonder if they selected WYFX because it has no additional subchannels or that a .3 sub on WKBN would take away to much bandwidth. I'm also surprised that none of the Youngstown stations have added Me-TV, an extremely popular diginet.
Diginets, however, are limited in Youngstown due to the few stations that are available. Additional subs are used for the major networks that utilize HD, (21.2-CW, 27.2-FOX, 33.2-MyNetTV) thus narrowing down choices or the likelihood of stations picking up a diginet due to bandwidth limitations. Thank goodness that the Cleveland market has a wide selection of digital channels to choose from. If I lived in the Youngstown area, I would ignore the local stations and purposely install a good outdoor antenna that would receive all the Cleveland stations.
Newer is not always better.