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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-11-2015, 04:52 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
MeTV Gets Into the Radio Business: ...

MeTV Gets Into the Radio Business:

http://www.tdogmedia.com/2015/02/introducing-metv-the-radio-station.html

I wonder if they will launch more radio stations across the country or offer the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-03-2015, 04:55 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
I think the 7-day weather graphics are an attempt...

I think the 7-day weather graphics are an attempt to look hip, like the weather icons on a weather app for one's tablet or phone.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-02-2015, 04:43 PM
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Posted By eacalhoun
The mountains aren't an issue if you're far...

The mountains aren't an issue if you're far enough away from the "shadow" of the Blue Ridge. Where I used to live - albeit analog days - my home was on a slight hill about 3 miles SW of downtown...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-02-2015, 07:53 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
And albeit a stretch, it's possible NBC can be...

And albeit a stretch, it's possible NBC can be received from WXII (Winston-Salem). Plus, WCYB would be ideal if one has "enough" antenna for VHF-lo - wish they could've stayed on pre-transition...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-30-2015, 05:49 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
Also couldn't a preamp do more harm than good,...

Also couldn't a preamp do more harm than good, given the proximity of Valdese to the translators on Smith Mtn? In other words, getting signal overload from those translators?

Honestly, I've never...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-29-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
As veedon posted, you are getting the translators...

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...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-29-2015, 09:00 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
To verify I am looking at the correct link, it...

To verify I am looking at the correct link, it says VALDESE - correct?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-29-2015, 07:48 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
Just ran across a WBTV gem, so indulge me if this...

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...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-21-2015, 12:42 PM
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Posted By eacalhoun
Sounds like BuzzrTV will be the place for classic...

Sounds like BuzzrTV will be the place for classic game show fans alienated by a shrinking classic line-up on cable's GSN (Game Show Network), much the same way channels like Antenna TV and MeTV...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-08-2014, 11:32 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
WOAY Apparently Still Off the Air - This is...

WOAY Apparently Still Off the Air -

This is simply amazing, but sad. According to FB posts, ABC-affiliated WOAY in Oak Hill-Beckley is still off the air - for almost 2 weeks now. Think of all the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-05-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By eacalhoun
Sadly, the same station was hit by vandals in...

Sadly, the same station was hit by vandals in early 2008 by setting fire to the station. At THAT time, the studios and transmitter were co-located and everything was destroyed. It was speculated the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-03-2014, 10:24 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
I actually thought WSWP was on Flat Top (near...

I actually thought WSWP was on Flat Top (near Winterplace Ski Resort on the Mercer/Raleigh County line), but I looked and it's ENE of Beckley. Is there ANY TV on Flat Top? I know WJLS-FM is on Flat...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-03-2014, 08:19 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
WOAY (Oak Hill-Beckley) Off The Air and no time...

WOAY (Oak Hill-Beckley) Off The Air and no time frame as to when they will return. See website message:

http://woay.com/Alerts.aspx?aid=637

It sounds as if they are also off cable and sat, too?...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2014, 10:53 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
Was hoping for WeatherNation :(

Was hoping for WeatherNation :(
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-29-2014, 12:08 PM
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Posted By eacalhoun
According to the FCC database, WCIV and WMMP -...

According to the FCC database, WCIV and WMMP - effective today - have swapped callsigns. WCIV is now transmitting on ch 36 - virtual ch 36; WMMP is now transmitting on ch 34 - virtual ch 4. Again,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-11-2014, 11:33 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
Fox46 ND Has Left the Building After only...

Fox46 ND Has Left the Building

After only being on the job for a little over a year, the FOX46 News Director has left the building. Probably has nothing to do with their "trend-setting" news...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-29-2014, 10:52 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
Les Moonves had to tip his waiter?

Les Moonves had to tip his waiter?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2014, 07:24 PM
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Posted By eacalhoun
In later years, Bob, I would hear my Dad's...

In later years, Bob, I would hear my Dad's arrival home when he would open the car door - before removing the key - and the door buzzer (unlike today's chime) would manifest it's audible and visual...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-07-2014, 10:29 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
I won't say the NAB is corrupted - but I kind of...

I won't say the NAB is corrupted - but I kind of agree with SpencerKarter. I do think the NAB's "Free TV" ads they've been running out the wazoo are disingenuous to the viewer - the NAB is NOT...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-25-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
It Appears WCIV Will Go Dark

The FCC has approved the sale of Albritton Communications (owner of WCIV) to Sinclair Broadcast Group (owner of WMMP and via a "sidecar" deal, WTAT). Since ownership of WCIV would put Sinclair over...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-11-2014, 06:09 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
For some reason, February and November are easy...

For some reason, February and November are easy to remember - so much so I often think those are the ONLY sweeps months. Thus, I forget about May and July. Are February and November more coveted or...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-10-2014, 02:13 PM
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Posted By eacalhoun
I just checked NewsBlues ...

I just checked NewsBlues

http://www.newsblues.com/

and - indeed - it's SWEEPS through July 30.

So hide the remote, check your disaster safety kit, and head for the hills :D
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-25-2014, 10:40 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
A win for big corporate media like Les Moonves...

A win for big corporate media like Les Moonves (CBS), NBCUniversal (who's huge footprint is poised to get bigger with the T-W Cable merger), et al...

A (continued) loss for the consumer, i.e.,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-30-2014, 10:26 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
Could WCIV Go Dark? If Sinclair's proposed...

Could WCIV Go Dark?

If Sinclair's proposed $985 million purchase of Allbritton Communications (owners of WCIV-4 ABC) can be completed and approved, the result could be three current Allbritton...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-27-2014, 10:47 AM
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Posted By eacalhoun
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by tylerSC http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/486246/charlotte-nc-ota/7800#post_24762871)

They have apparently cancelled the Point...
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