Originally posted by AbbeyRoad
There is a way to put pressure on WOI if we're so inclined. They are clearly dragging their feet because they don't want the operating costs of running two transmitters at the same time. Unless we make it economic for them to get in gear, they won't.
We can compile a list of advertisers and send them letters stating we are boycotting WOI advertisers until they are broadcasting in HD. We can include a little bit of history so they'll understand why we're upset.
If we combine the HDTV issue with the lack of carry on Dish Network, I think we will have a stronger case. They could consider HDTV a fringe issue right now with limited viewership. However, Dish Network said their take rate in Des Moines was higher than expected, so this means real loss of viewers. I would combine both issues in any correspondance. Yes - I will contribute. Also, send all of your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
, the station manager. Apparently, on advice of their attorney, he is no longer responding to emails, but he will likely read them. If you read their excuse on their website about the Dish Network issue, they think they are 100% right in this whole deal.