Text of my e-mail and the reply from WOI about their digital status. Take it for what it is worth. Have a great week.
Thanks for your inquiry.
We are still negotiating with the local tower company to secure space. I
am optimistic that we should have that completed in the next couple of weeks.
I too have been hoping we are on air by Superbowl. We currently have the transmitter, antenna and transmission line. The biggest obstacle once we have a signed agreement, will be getting a tower crew in here to complete the work. As you might imagine, they are in high demand these days and with cold weather approaching, they will be less inclined to tackle this project.
Having said that, I still remain "perhaps overly optimistic" that we can provide you with a digital signal in time for Superbowl. Keep your
fingers crossed for mild weather.
Out of the gate, you'll be getting a digital signal, not HD.
Believe me, no one is more anxious than me to see the new pictures. More
on this as it develops.
Thanks again for contacting us.
SVP / General Manager WOI TV
Corporate Director of Sales
3903 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Telephone (515) 457-9645 Ext. 129
Fax (515) 457-1033
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I am eagerly anticipating receiving your programming in digital
(especially HDTV). Can you provide any updates on the launch date of
your digital station?
I know that you were having trouble locating a tower for your digital
antenna and feedline. Has there been any progress with this?
Also are you equipped to broadcast network provided high definition
content? I am especially interested in watching any football content,
specifically your Super Bowl coverage in HD.
Thanks for any new info you can provide. There are several interested
parties waiting for you to "flip the switch".