Originally Posted by tbird2340
So basically WKBN owns 27 / 62 and they don't broadcast digital yet? I live in Poland and when I do an autoscan those are the only channels that come in so I guess I can't pick up those Cleveland or Pittsburgh channels.
Yep, the channels without the .1 (or .2) after them are the analog channels...21/27/33's analog side and 62.
62 can't do digital because it is an LPTV station. Those stations have not been allowed to put up a second digital station like the full-power stations (21/27/33) have.
There's a filing window that will allow them to apply for a second, digital station in May, but WKBN/WYFX's engineer has already stated in here that there's no room for a second channel in Youngstown...too many allocations are already taken because of surrounding markets (Cleveland, Pittsburgh, etc.).
Thus, WYFX/62 will only go digital when it "flash cuts" - shuts off the analog signal and puts up a digital signal. That's not likely to happen until the federally-mandated conversion for all stations to broadcast digital only (currently February 17, 2009).
WKBN/WYFX's engineer already noted here that they are providing a digital/HD feed of FOX 17/62 to local cable companies. I believe Armstrong already has it, and others may in the future.