Originally Posted by joemama127
Aren't you the same guy that told us KXVA would be digital/HD before football season? I'm not doubting you...just saying.
Yeah, that's me, but if you read the application, the holdup on everything is that the sale of the station (and KIDY in San Angelo) to Bayou Broadcasting never closed and Sage is still the owner. They had never planned to pour any more money into the operations and got 'snake bit'. It now appears that the close of the sale is imminent and downpayments for the needed equipment have been made.
My guess is they probably decided to go ahead and shut down the analog and install the digital since the savings in electricity alone will most likely offset the equipment costs if they had delayed until June. I don't know if the new digital will be SD or HD but I will try to find out, but even 480i SD will look enormously better than the current analog.
As I've always said, I have merely been passing along info from my contacts at the station and have never purposely tried to mislead.