Ok, here's a brief summary for ya:
Channel 4(34) FOX - They are broadcasting at very low power, 1kw to be exact. Only a few people are able to tune them in. They ARE passing along the 480 widescreen when available. Increasing their signal strength is far away, I'm afraid.
Channel 5(24) CBS - This station is Owned by Meredith. Meredith isn't doing HD on most of its stations across the country. There have been e-mail campaigns and articles in the Kansas City Star. They are broadcasting at decent power and a 480i 4:3 picture. Topeka DOES have a CBS station with HD. Many of us have tried SOOOO hard to get this station, but they are only broadcasting at 100kw.
Channel 9(7) ABC - These guys are EXCELLENT. They were on with a nice strong signal and HD on May 1st, 2002. I can't say enough about the Hearst-Argyle station group and all of the wonderful engineers.
Channel 19(18) PBS - They have been broadcasting HD with decent strength since 1998. They DO NOT show us the demo loop, just primetime HD programs. They multicast 480i 4:3 during the day.
Channel 29(31) UPN - This is the sister station to channel 9, so of course they were also on the air May 1st, 2002 with a strong signal and 720p. Unfortunately, they have no HD material to show us. They upconvert everything to 720p.
Channel 38(36) INDEPENDENT - They are not on the air yet. They will be on with full power and HD very soon, but they will have no HD material to show us. They will upconvert everything to 1080i with a Terenex. It should look great for an upconvert.
Channel 41(42) NBC - They are not on the air yet. They will be on with full power and HD very soon.
Channel 50(51) PAX - They are not on the air yet. They will be on with full power and a 480i 4:3 signal this year.
Channel 62(47) WB - This station is owned by Sinclair. I don't think we will be seeing HD on this station anytime soon. They are on at full power, but are only broadcasting 480i 4:3. *They had a HD decoder when they went on the air, but Sinclair made them ship it to St. Louis.