Originally Posted by foxeng
Burlington IS in the GSO/WS/HP market and there is a lot of "love" that goes in that direction. For a short time Alamance County went to the RDU market late 80's/early 90's, by the request of the local government. After they did that, they realized they had lost tax dollars that came from the Triad and couldn't get back into the Triad DMA fast enough to recoup them. At least for Burlington, they found out the hard way that it was better for them to be in the Triad and not the Triangle.
I am not disputing that at all. The OTA signals for Greensboro/High Point channels are stronger than Raleigh/Durham in western and northern Alamance Co and those areas are much closer to the Greesboro area than Raleigh. That being said, no one in Mebane just hops on the highway for a leisurely day in Winston-Salem. I just don't understand why w'ere not considered BOTH. Not everyone in Alamance County works in Greensboro. Just shows how dumb DMAs really are.
I feel for those northeast of Greenville, NC who are forced into the Norfolk, VA DMA. I am sure Norfolk doesn't cover much of NE NC, as people have mentioned here. As I mentioned before, why does South Hill get marketing that doesn't really benefit them while I am 25 minutes away from Durham and have to listen to Winston-Salem ads that I will never use. I know it's not just in NC, either. Worse off is the area between DC and Baltimore. If that's not an area that should be "both" I don't know what is. Then, you have southeastern Vermont that gets both Burlington VT and Boston MA locals on Directv and cable, all of each, in HD while Fall River, MA gets dreadful RI locals. Eastern Montana gets North Dakota locals. Random places in interior Wyoming used to get Denver locals when they have nothing OTA, maybe they still do, not sure. At least pump in Cheyenne locals! Makes no sense.