We must remember that Pappas is in Bankruptcy. They cant afford to even pay for the electricity to run the station at full power so they are running it at the low power level (which is why many cant get the station).
The FCC licensed this station for full power over a year ago, Pappas is only doing LP or low power right now before the change and after the change.
Since they are so short on money there is NO WAY they can afford to buy the HD equipment right now let alone pay the electric bill for Full power which costs a lot more.
Really all they are doing is stealing away the Local Fox rights from KOLN who can afford HD and full power so they can someday go to HD and full power once the economy gets better and they get out of bankruptcy.
Good play on there part getting the rights, surprised FOX is letting them get away with it, typically FOX corp requires Full power and HD for prime time for most markets.
I think the viewers would of ALL been better off if KOLN won the Fox rights and put it on as a HD sub channel. Remember the Fox1011.com web site, they almost had it.
Originally Posted by Opusnbill7
Ugh...I hope that's wrong. What a waste of a channel if it's only in SD... Why would anyone in Lincoln (with an HDTV at least) ever watch it since we can pick up KPTM in HD?
I sure hope you're wrong... :-P