Originally Posted by Notanymore
Just what are you on anyway? Get a clue. The Mexican have destroyed every single football season I can remember with their constant outages. FOX carries the NFC games you know including the beloved favorite Cowboys. They have never not ruined a broadcast. FOX paid good money to the Mexicans in outsourcing. What did they get over the last 5 years? Absolutely noting. They got TV that was down more than it was up even though the Mexicans had superior broadcast equipment. And what is "fair" about broadcasting Spanish language TV to America? Want Spanish language, then go to Mexico. There is no good reason why there is even one Spanish language broadcast in this entire country. Last time I checked 16 out of 23 channels were Spanish language. Spanish, really? And in America? FCC is not doing its job. All Spanish language TV should be jammed cause far as I'm concerned theirs is nothing but jamming of Americans anyway.
Sounds like someone needs a hug.
Lighten up dude, it's only TV. We are here discussing our pleasure/displeasure with the state of television in our quaint little market and you are coming in here making what appear to be prejudice and ignorant comments that seem to be a bit out of line.
We are in the Rio Grande Valley and we share a boarder with Mexico. We have roughly a 90% Hispanic population. When that happens the majority of our population will have tendency to speak Spanish. A lot of times as their primary language. If you don't like it that's just too damn bad. You don't have to live here and you certainly don't have to be in this particular thread. I mean that's a pretty good reason to have a Spanish language station in this country.
Hell, look it up. At the federal level English isn't our Official Language. English is our de facto National Language but only 28 states recognize it as the OFFICIAL language and like I said, the Federal Government doesn't even recognize it as official.
The person who really needs to get a clue is you. 16 Spanish Language channels? Well lets analyze that shall we:
KTFV 32.1 (translated on KNVO 48.2)
KTLM 40.3, 40.5 and 40.6 aren't counted because they are infomercials and 2 radio stations respectively.
As compared to:
KCWT 30 (Translated on KNVO 48.4 and KFXV 67.1)
KRGV 5.4 isn't counted because it's a freaking weather radar.
I don't know. That sure does seem like more stations and subchannels are English to me. Oh sure they are roughly even but there are more English stations.
OH but of course, you are including Mexican stations.
Here's a hint: If a station has an X or an XH in front of the call letters it's a MEXICAN station and as a Mexican station of course it's gonna be in Spanish. I wouldn't expect anything less. The fact that XHRIO was used as an American station for so long was a major exception to the rule. Should we be allowed to see them here? I don't know. You probably have a point. Those are Mexican stations so they should be only viewable in Mexico. I'll give you that. But you know what? WHO THE **** CARES?
In unrelated news:
Silverthree PM'd me with info that basically said KCWT isn't looking at going HD anytime soon....so that's a bummer. I guess the fact that the construction permit doesn't expire til 2015 is making them feel like they can take their sweet time. It's a shame really.