It is looking very official now, now that I have looked in a few more places on the web about the CW affiliate for YAKIMA & TRI-CITIES. YAKIMA will likely NOT get CW but TRI-CITIES area WILL. This is just yet another unfair arrangement here. When will the NETWORKS (ABC, CBS, FOX, UPN, CW, etc.) learn that YAKIMA is just as important as TRI-CITIES is??? Only NBC and the soon-to-be departing WB cable-only channel does a good job in both YAKIMA & TRI-CITIES.
Well here is a news story with some info on the area's CW affiliation:
April 25, 2006
The CW Signs 15 More Affiliation Agreements
By Christopher Lisotta
The CW announced Tuesday that it has signed exclusive long-term affiliation agreements with stations in Savannah, Ga.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Yakima, Wash.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Anchorage, Alaska; Binghamton, N.Y.; Gainesville, Fla.; Abilene, Texas; Utica, N.Y.; Missoula, Billings, Great Falls and Butte-Bozeman, Mont.; and Juneau, Alaska.
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The stations, which represent 1.96 percent of total U.S. TV households, increase The CW's national coverage to more than 85 percent of the country.
The newly signed affiliates include current UPN affiliate WGSA-TV in Savannah; current WB affiliate WTLH-TV in Tallahassee; KSBY-TV in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, the digital affiliate of the market's NBC station; and KAZW-TV in Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, the DT station for the market's Azteca affiliate.
The latest round of deals includes securing four Montana stations owned by Cordillera Communications that are all DT stations of the CBS affiliates in their respective markets and two Smith Media stations that are DT stations of ABC affiliates in Juneau and Utica.
END OF ARTICLE
So it mentions the DT station for the market's Azteca affiliate which I guess is great news for people down in TRI-CITIES especially WALLA WALLA people but very lousy news for YAKIMA area people.
Does anyone know anything about KAZW's Yakima station going digital soon?
PLEASE LET US KNOW!!!