I agree. You would think that they would have to do something now in order to keep their license and continue operations past 2/2009. But as usual nothing apparent in the works. I was trying to be sympathetic after reading HD Warrior's post, but in light of the continuing (and deafening) silence about WTVA, I've kind of reconsidered. WTVA wasn't the only station in the country that got assigned a channel outside of the core spectrum during pre-transition. The vast majority of stations that had different pre and post transition channels have either constructed their facilities or in the process of construction. This is called planning! All successful businesses have internal documents that are called....."BUSINESS PLANS". These plans are continually revised on at least an annual basis by successful entities. WTVA's management and board of directors has known about its FCC obligations for years and should have been taking this into account in order to properly serve the citizens of north Mississippi for which the gov't has given it a virtual monopoly. Instead, they argued with the FCC about channel 57 claiming it wouldn't serve the interests of the public and financial hardship apparently without proper documentation of that financial hardship. If they had a business plan, I wouldn't be a bit surprised that it said, let's just fight with the FCC, drag it out and we'll sneak around not doing what were supposed to do and save $$$. It was a gamble, and if they don't do something soon, they'll see the results of that gamble....a dark channel 9 on 2/17/09...and no more $$$!
Rant over...for now.