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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-25-2014, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Folks, I'm doing a little celebrating. It's...

Folks,

I'm doing a little celebrating. It's a TRIPLE 10th anniversary.....

On April 25, 2004:

1) WXIV - TV14 in Reidsville moved from Channel 14 to Channel 39,
where it lived out its...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-25-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11,245
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Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Folks, I don't know if this changes...

Folks,

I don't know if this changes anything on reception of WGSR-LD, but the FCC finally got around to issuing us a "Transport Stream ID" last week. I inserted this into the station's air...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-22-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 990,904
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
In TV's heyday, you had phenomena like "Berle...

In TV's heyday, you had phenomena like "Berle Night", where you couldn't get an operator on the phone and businesses would close down while Milton Berle was on the tube. Now TV seemingly closes down...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-06-2014, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Hey JayCee One of the stations you'll get...

Hey JayCee

One of the stations you'll get by antenna that you never got on cable is our signal on channel 47, WGSR, plus our sister stations in Martinsville and Danville VA on WMDV. Just point...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-30-2012, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Quote:The TCT national feed is on 377; I am...

Quote:The TCT national feed is on 377; I am surprised that Directv doesn't carry the local TCT channels are they are slightly different than the national and, at least in the case of our local TCT...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-15-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11,245
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Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Were there! Matt

Were there!

Matt
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-09-2012, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Does anyone remember the link to the antenna...

Does anyone remember the link to the antenna installer that was mentioned in this forum several months ago. I believe he was in Winston-Salem.

Thanks.....Matt
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-22-2012, 09:33 PM
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Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Time-Warner Cable does carry some low-power...

Time-Warner Cable does carry some low-power stations in its NC systems. In Wilmington, WILM-LP is carried system-wide. In Raleigh Metro, WAUG-LP is carried throughout the system, while WARZ-LD and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-21-2012, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Folks, I understand an interesting article...

Folks,

I understand an interesting article about local TV will be in the "Local" section of the Greensboro News and Record tomorrow. It may be well worth the read.

Matt
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-17-2012, 07:15 AM
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Views: 552,212
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
After nearly two years without regular...

After nearly two years without regular programming, WEFC (ex-WDRL) in Danville is back on the air with programming from prospective new owners Jones Broadcasting. It is running at high power from...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-11-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 990,904
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Hi NCWild....If you set up your antenna as...

Hi NCWild....If you set up your antenna as FoxEng has suggested, let me know if you also receive WGSR on channel 47 from Reidsville. We're low-power, but always interested in where our signal can be...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-04-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6,117
Views: 552,212
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
The wired telco (POTS) service runs by DC...

The wired telco (POTS) service runs by DC current that is refreshed by the CO, which has a battery designed to give a long-life backup to keep the phones working. That being said, emergency...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-30-2012, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Now we're doing extensive coverage on the air...

Now we're doing extensive coverage on the air and online.... Here's the link for both! (http://www.wgsr47.com)

Matt Smith
Star News/WGSR/WMDV
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-30-2012, 11:49 AM
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Views: 990,904
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
We're covering this right now.... on our...

We're covering this right now.... on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/starnewstv) .

Matt Smith
Star News Corporation/WGSR/WMDV
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-12-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6,117
Views: 552,212
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Until consummation of that transaction is...

Until consummation of that transaction is confirmed with the FCC, and the money changes hands, one should never assume that a transfer and approved by the FCC will take place. The previous owner of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-11-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6,117
Views: 552,212
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
The latest application filed by Millard S....

The latest application filed by Millard S. Younts, receiver for WEFC, stated this on May 25th:

ON MAY 24, 2012, WEFC-TV RESUMED OPERATIONS USING ITS EXCITER AT LOW POWER. A NEW TRANSMITTER IS...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-24-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 990,904
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
"Lack of Bandwidth" is a common explanation used...

"Lack of Bandwidth" is a common explanation used by satellite and cable providers when they are requested to carry signals they have already decided are not worthy of carriage. Here, as everywhere,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-15-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 990,904
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Growing up near Charlotte, I was exposed to...

Growing up near Charlotte, I was exposed to near-lethal doses of Perry Brown and Factory Sales and Surplus. He did every gag possible on his commercials, and usually appeared personally in them...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-31-2012, 11:47 AM
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Views: 552,212
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Looks like the new prospective owners of WEFC...

Looks like the new prospective owners of WEFC (ex-WDRL) are taking a minimum of equipment from the current operation. Check out the listing here . . . http://www.jessemeeks.com

Just looking over...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-31-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 990,904
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Looks like the new prospective owners of WEFC...

Looks like the new prospective owners of WEFC (ex-WDRL) are taking a minimum of equipment from the current operation. Check out the listing here . . . http://www.jessemeeks.com

Just looking over...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-29-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 990,904
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
WFMY can best be described as a station with a...

WFMY can best be described as a station with a great future behind it.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-15-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 990,904
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Folks, Just thought I would share a couple...

Folks,

Just thought I would share a couple of technical details and advancements in our operation at WGSR. The first, and most obvious, is that we have improved our internet stream to display the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-09-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 990,904
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
We sent two reporters to the Thursday press...

We sent two reporters to the Thursday press conference with cameras. Virginia Tech was nice enough to provide us streaming video of both the Thursday and Friday press conferences, which we aired...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-05-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 990,904
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Quote: WGSR could upgrade to a Class A, (it...

Quote:

WGSR could upgrade to a Class A, (it would basically be a paperwork change) but they would have to change quite of bit of how they "do business" from a operational standpoint and I don't...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-03-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 990,904
Posted By Matt Smith-WGSR
Quote: I have always found it a bit strange...

Quote:

I have always found it a bit strange that the towers for WGSR and WGPX are located near Reidsville whereas the rest of the 'antenna farm' for the Triad is in the Level Cross/Sophia area...
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