Originally Posted by justpushplay
...My dilemma, and now all of the southern Springfield OTA and Dish DMA, is that our only alternative for Fox is KFTA out of Fayetteville, which is also 4:3
Actually, you're referring to KFTA's SD translator on RF channel 50 (remaps to 51-2). The "real" KFTA RF ch 27 (mapst to 24-1) is 16:9,720p HD. But the transmitter is much too far to the South for you to receive.
Hopefully KFSM's (Local TV LLC.) purchase of KPBI will go through and:
They increase KPBI's power to 1,000kW ERP.
KFTA loses their FOX affiliation.
KFSM picks up the FOX affiliation.
KFSM puts FOX HD on KPBI 34-1.
A lot of "ifs" but it might actually happen.