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[QUOTE=foxeng;31241466]Some people change news stations with the change of anchors. Many times content or presentation have little to do with it, unfortunately. QUOTE]

I still watch some locals news on WSOC. In fact I watch "some" of all of the local news stations. But about a year ago, I abandoned ABC News for one reason alone - meteoroligist Ginger Zee. I want someone more experienced to be the head weather person, and feel they elevated her too quickly after Sam Champion's departure to The Weather Channel.

Now I watch Scott Pelley at 6:30 on WBTV, and was glad to see that his ratings spiked here in Charlotte (per the link above) in the most recent period.

I also like CBS News in the morning. They have found a nitch, in viewers who are not looking for "The Chew" type levity and frivolity in a morning newscast, but rather want news treated seriously.
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Just ran across a WBTV gem, so indulge me if this is "old news" to you. When I have time, I have a passion for browsing YouTube for old newscast footage from local TV stations or even something as exciting as a 10-sec grab of an old station logo/ID. You know, back in the day when station IDs were more "intentional" and were even verbalized - imagine that! Now, station IDs are more like a "wham bam, thank you, ma'am" or a game of "Where's Waldo?" Also, when stations signed on/off there were even detailed, sometimes creative sign on/off "reports". But I digress a bit - here's a video of the first 10-Year Anniversary of the WBTV institution, "Carolina Camera" from around 1980. I even praise whoever recorded this to include the entire hour - station ID, commercials, etc. So enjoy -


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Should I be able to pick up anything in my area?
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...2c1506970d0c9c

New to this so not sure...
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http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...2c1506970d0c9c

New to this so not sure...
To verify I am looking at the correct link, it says VALDESE - correct?

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To verify I am looking at the correct link, it says VALDESE - correct?
Yes it does, thanks *Edit, just hooked up set of rabbit ears & have these
stations: 6.1-6.2-18.6-18.7-18.8

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To verify I am looking at the correct link, it says VALDESE - correct?
You might have some success via the translators that have line-of-sight to your location. You can look those translators up on the rabbitears.info site.

W20DD is WCCB (TheCW) and some retro programming stations.
W42DR is WSOC (ABC) and an independent station WAXN.
W35AV is WHNS (FOX). W08BF is WSPA (CBS).

The problem is that the transmitters are in a lot of different directions, relaying signals from stations in two or three different markets. And some of the signals (from translators and from main transmitters) are VHF, even VHF-Lo in the case of the NBC affiliate WCYB from Bristol (which you don't have line-of-sight to).
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Yes it does, thanks *Edit, just hooked up set of rabbit ears & have these
stations: 6.1-6.2-18.6-18.7-18.8
OK, then. What you are in all likelihood receiving are the signals from the two closest translators. W42DR on RF 42 is giving you 6.1 (WSOC, ABC) and 6.2 (WAXN, Independent).

Now, WSOC actually has virtual channel number 9, but for some reason that translator has PSIP that displays a virtual channel number of 6, according to rabbitears.info.

http://www.rabbitears.info/market.ph...=w42dr#station

W20DD on RF 20 is giving you all of the channels from station WCCB (virtual 18).

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Yes it does, thanks *Edit, just hooked up set of rabbit ears & have these
stations: 6.1-6.2-18.6-18.7-18.8
As veedon posted, you are getting the translators for WSOC (6.1), WAXN (6.2), WCCB-CW (18.6) plus AntennaTV and ME-TV on 18.7 and 18.8

According to your TV Fool report, you should (with an indoor antenna - rabbit ears) also be getting WHKY (14.1) its sub-channel offerings: RetroTV, Heartland (Country/Classic Country-related programs), and THIS-TV. Plus PBS on WUNE (17.1-17.3) from Linville.

The other channels on the TV Fool report in the yellow and pink shadings should be attainable with bigger and higher antenna - attic or even better on the roof.

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