I live in Virginia and i pick up wfmy most of the time to all of the time. channel 12 ,26.I use to pick up wghp when they were on digital ch 8.Now maybe once or twice a year when the conditions are right i might see it for a little while.How come WFMYS antenna is so much higher than wghps.I also pick up all the channels out of Roanoke .But i use to love watching wghp.Will the tower stay the same height it is now.
If my memory serves me correctly, I believe WFMY upgraded their tower to 2000 feet on or about 1980/1981. I specifically remember that period because we lived in a rural area for a couple of years at that time. Our OTA reception stunk during that time. But I also recall that tower upgrade from WFMY made a huge difference for people living in fringe areas. And throughout the years, I think WFMY has had the distinction of having (perhaps) the most powerful signal of any station in the Piedmont Triad.
I don't work in the business so I wouldn't know specifics. But no doubt tower upgrades are very expensive and it doesn't appear that most stations are motivated to make these kind of changes in today's economic environment. Foxeng can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe he has indicated (in the not too distant past) that there are no plans on upgrading the tower for WGHP.