Originally Posted by LenL
Looks like an impressive list. I could not tell because of the info you provided but does this include NBC, CBS and WABC? Looks like you get Fox.
CBS is KYW ch 3
ABC is WPVI ch 6
NBC is WCAU ch 10
Their programming is essentially the same as NYC programming since they are network stations and thus carry the usual network programming. Football games are often somewhat different since they tend to cover Eagles and Steeler games. And the news is strictly Philly news, which tends to be very "hometown." New York news generally gives more of a "world view" of the news (and sports) but Philly tends to be less so in those regards, especially on sports. They basically don't care about any teams other than Philly teams (Phillies, Eagles, Flyers) and don't even report other scores, yada yada. It's really kind of annoying.
WHYY is PBS as is WLVT (Allentown). They tend to carry the same programming for the most part, at least as to big ticket programs like anything that's new. WHYY and ch 13 often have the same prime time programming. WHYY's subchannels are quite good and carry re-broadcasts of main channel programs at different times. 12-2 (Y-Arts) is Create at some times (as is WLVT 39-4 all of the time) but carrys other interesting stuff in the evening and also during the day at times. 12-3 (Y-Info) seems to carry re-broadcasts of main channel programs at different times for the most part.
You can get WHYY's schedule and see for yourself what they carry. They even have a schedule for the entire month which will give you a good idea of their programming.
Same for WLVT -- their schedule is available on their website.
ch 17 is MY17 so they carry the same kind of programming as MY9 but at different times. I believe their AntennaTv and ThisTv programming is exactly the same as ch 11's counterparts.
WNJS and WNJT you know about. All of the New Jersey network programming is the same.
Ch 48 (WGTW) is a religious channel. You can check Wikipedia for that one.
Ch 65 is / are Spanish channels (check Wikipedia on those as well)
Ch 61 (ION) you should know about.
ch 57 is a "CW" station, so its programming is similar to ch 11's but at different times. They carry 2 episodes of South Park at midnight (I think it is), so that's kind of fun for me (although my local library has all the episodes on DVD)
ch 35 is another PBS station but it's kind of oddball. Again, check Wikipedia if yer interested.
ch 69 WFMZ has MeTV and RTV as 2 of its subchannels. You should be familiar with those. The all weather subchannel may be the last of those that I have anymore although maybe ch 10 still has it some of the time. Not sure about that. BTW, I absolutely love WFMZ's radar map and use that exclusively for my weather, particularly as to summer T-storms coming at me. Go to the WFMZ website and choose "local radar" under the "weather" tab. Then you'll see the advise: "You'll find our other Accuweather radar map here." THAT'S the one you want, so click on it and check it out. If you like it, bookmark it and also remember how to get to it again like you did. I hope they never do away with it. It used to be the only one they had until they came up with this new one, which I don't like at all.
If it ain't broke, why "fix" it??
I think that's the complete poop on the Philly stations. As I say, I get everthing without any issues to speak of and thus that's what I watch, especially since I get essentially the same programming I'd get via NYC stations.
My reception of NYC stations is so poor, and the selection so limited, that I'm glad to have these Philly stations.
Mostly all I ever watch is PBS but for whatever sports I get (football, baseball). Unfortunately, PBS programming has gone downhill in recent times because of the funding cuts.