Originally Posted by afiggatt
So it will be interesting to see what happens to WEDY 65/6 PBS New Haven, WRGB-6/39 CBS Albany, and WPVI-6/64 stations.
From what I'm hearing, WEDY may not even exist by 2012. WEDH-DT is at a different transmitter site than WEDH-TV, and this alternate tower site will make WEDY redundant.
As far as I know, WRGB was hoping to get an upper-VHF and ended up being unable to do so. They very well could be one of those stations that filed to move. I know that it's the only station owned by Freedom Communications that still has a low-VHF station as its "final" election, WWMT-DT 2 in Kalamazoo MI having elected channel 8.
But does ABC, the owner of WPVI, want to use channel 6 for digital transmission or would they rather go to a different UHF channel if they can find one?
I'd imagine they'd like a UHF, but there's just nothing available that provides full-market coverage.
7/11/13: New York
8: WNJB New Brunswick-New York
10: WHTM Harrisburg
14/15: Reserved in New York for land-mobile
16: May interfere with 14/15 above
18: WMBC Newton-New York
19/20: Reserved in Philadelphia for land-mobile
21: WHP Harrisburg/WBOC Salisbury/WLIW Garden City-New York
23: WLYH Harrisburg
24: WNYE New York
28: WCPB Salisbury/WNBC New York
29: WFME West Milford-New York/WMPB Baltimore (Is WUVP here too? What a mess...)
30: WGCB Red Lion-Harrisburg
31: WPPX/WPXN New York (this one's a wreck in and of itself; why oh why didn't WPXN stay on 30?)
33: WCBS New York
36: WMGM Cape May-Atlantic City/WNJU New York/WITF Harrisburg
38: WWOR Secaucus-New York/WMAR Baltimore
40: WXTV Paterson-New York/WNUV Baltimore
41: WVIA Scranton/WUTB Baltimore
45: WOLF Hazleton-Scranton/Interference with WMCN Atlantic City/WFMZ Allentown
47: WPMT York-Harrisburg/WMDT Salisbury
48: Interference with WWSI Atlantic City
50: Interference with WWSI Atlantic City
51: WNJN Montclair-New York
The only thing that came into my mind would be to try and move something like WGCB and go on channel 30, but would they want to pay for two stations like that?
I also thought about them going on channel 25 and moving WTVE back to channel 51. I think that would work.
Theoretically, I suppose they could try something more complicated... But it starts getting expensive very quickly.
I wouldn't be as concerned about those. Most of them don't host major network stations, and are free to move again once the rest of the band is opened up (namely, when the final table of allocations takes effect).
EDIT: Also, add to your list of stations able to move, WCES-20/2 Wrens/Augusta and WABW-14/5 Pelham/Tallahassee, both of which applied to go to channel 6 in Round Three...