Originally Posted by Phoenixfury
It a odd and kind of sad moment when I did a channel scan on my tv and there were no analogs to be found. However I'm also happy, no more having to go into my tv's settings and block the analogs back out. :-)
Nothing "official" on WBND-LP and WCWW-LP yet ... The request to remain silent for WMYS-LP (as of 11-30-10) was filed 12-7 and noted it was silent due to the inability to get a power supply for the transmitter. When approved the STA can be extended but WMYS-LP will have to return to air by 11-30-11 or surrender it's license. WBND-LP and WCWW-LP apparently went silent 12-28? They too will have the year to get back on the air (with the appropriate filings).
Since all three stations have digital companions I wonder when the FCC will simply pull the plug. Silent STAs are generally granted but at some point the analogs will have to leave the air. Why not now? (BTW: I know some people who should be happy to see WMYS-LP silent as it was interfering with their repeater system.)
The other LP in the market, WEID (formerly W18CF TBN Elkhart) was displaced by WISE-DT Fort Wayne and will never return to the air as an analog. They are now owned by Daystar and have asked for digital service on 16, moving their facility to a cell tower on Ash Rd near the St Joesph River (instead of CR 7, Elkhart). That leave WYGN Berrien Springs (10) as the last analog in the South Bend market.