Originally Posted by firemantom26
Does anyone know anything about when WPCW will be on digitally??
I don't know the whole story, but I'm not holding my breath that WPCW will have a digital signal on the air anytime soon.
Early this year (in February, I think), the FCC finally gave WPCW permission to use channel 49 for it's digital signal and WPCW applied for a construction permit. Unfortunately, that's now been challenged by the owner of a low-power TV station in Indiana, PA which is using the same frequency.
The FCC had told the Indiana station it would have to move to another available channel, but its owner filed objections in June to WCPW's application, claiming there were no suitable channels for it to use. WPCW has petitioned to dismiss the challenge and has asked for an expedited ruling. But given the FCC's track record, I don't believe we'll see a digital signal from WPCW in the near future (after all, it took the FCC nearly *seven years* to approve WCPW's channel change application). Hope I'm wrong, but even if approval comes soon, I think the FCC's handling of this issue has been nothing short of pathetic!