Originally Posted by jmccurrytech
On or about June 11th, WBTW (CBS) will no longer be available in Rockingham, NC and Cheraw, SC on channel 13. Also, on this date, WSPA (CBS) will no longer be available in Shelby, NC and Clover, SC on channel 7. CBS network programming will continue to be available on WBTV in these areas.
Wonder what triggered the change... been that way forever.
Don't know about WBTW (it's a Raycom station just like WBTV). But I'd bet WBTV wouldn't sign a waiver to allow TWC to permit WSPA in the Shelby area.
Way back in the early 90's when the FCC decided that stations could force "competition stations" off cable in a given market, the cable system in Rutherford county made notice that they'd be dropping WBTV. The people in that county made such a fuss that WSPA agreed to allow WBTV to stay.
Had no idea WSPA was even available in Shelby. But I'd guess that's what it is. Either that, or TWC wants some bandwidth back.
My money is on the stations being cranky.