Originally posted by milacqua
Can any one from our area here tell me what stations are coming on line in the near future? And why are the Tyler stations doing nothing? I think 56 has a baby transmitter on such low power that it can not be accessed unless you live under the tower. Channel 7, according to CEA, has been "under review" for a couple years now, missing every start-up they have posted. So what are we to expect in our area?
I live on the east side of Tyler and have about the same reception as do
Here is what I know of the Tyler stations, please understand that some
of this is second-hand information:
KLTV 7 has a construction permit for channel 38, but they want to move to
channel 10. I suspect this move would help them cut costs by combining
their analogue and DTV signal on the same antenna. Their move to channel
10 has been stalled by an LP 10 operating in Longview. I am told that just
as soon as the FCC gives them clearance, they plan to fire up on channel
10 at full power.
KETK 56 has a flea-power set up at their transmitter site at Mt. Selman. I
have seen it and it consists of a 400 watt transmitter into a VERY SMALL
omidirectional antenna mounted on the south face of the tower. This
allows them to cover their city of license, Jacksonville, but not much else.
I do not expect them to do much before the FCC FORCES them to make
another move! Their analogue PQ is bad too, in my opinion, in that it is too
KFXK 51 has a small set up at their studio which MAY cover the city of Longview. KCEB 54 is interested in 38 for their DTV channel. Since 51, 54, and the two low powers 48 and 58 are run by the same crowd that runs 56, I don't expect to see much movement in that direction until they are forced.
KLSB 19 is currently on the air in Lufkin. It is a small NBC outlet that you will not be able to see where you are, I can't either. This station has recently sold and the FCC approved the transfer on 15 December. This station is going to become our new CBS. The transmitter site is moving to Ponta, Texas, which is just to the south of New Summerfield. Once there, they will cover Tyler, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and possibly the Longview areas. Their DTV channel is 18. It will be interesting to see if they go ahead and go full-power DTV. Look for them to arrive in the spring or early summer of this year.