Originally Posted by csworldwide1
Okay another network began today. Soul Of The South started operations in Little Rock today. And on its website
, on the top of the site where it states, "The Latest", it states that's its Launching on WOCK 13.5, Comcast Channel 390. As of now, 13.5 is airing Revenue Frontiers. So no word on when the change will go in effect.
If anyone would have picked it up, I was sure that Weigel would have picked up this network. I wonder if Weigel didn't show interest, or KM Communications made an offer that guaranteed cable coverage. That is definitely one thing that worked against Weigel, as they would have had to negociate cable coverage. At least Weigel has 2 LPTV digital signals that most people near Chicago can pick up, unlike WOCK-CD, which requires an outdoor antenna optimized for VHF-LO, & a pre-amp in most of the market to pick up (even then, it's not guaranteed that the picture won't pixelate). I wonder if anyone else will pick up Mega TV, or if that network will simply disappear from Chicago airwaves. I'm surprised LATV is still in Chicago, despite being on a translator that not everyone can get.
Onto Hosanna Apostolic Ministries Broadcasting: According to the FCC file I found for WUVI-LD West Lafayette, IN
, the FCC granted the original license, but Polnet immediately objected to the station operating on RF 20, due to interference. Hosanna has changed the RF channel to RF 9, changed the COL to Gary, IN, & moved the transmission from the Twin Towers in Merrillville, IN (US 30 & I-65) to what looks to be the Best Western Hotel in Schererville, IN on US 41, south of US 30. I don't know if Hosanna got any of their other stations on the air, but I'm waiting to see if this one makes it to the air. I'm just glad that they won't broadcast on RF 20 after all (if they ever go on the air), since I would definitely lose WPVN-CD if they did. I barely get WPVN-CD due to the sharp null toward Indiana, & technically outside of their broadcast area, & I'm only about 10 miles from where WUVI-LD would have broadcasted from in Merrillville, IN. If they do put this station on the air, it would be the 4th station licensed to Gary, & the first to be a VHF (WPWR-TV 50 licensed to Gary, but serves Chicago, & WYIN 56 for full power station, & WHNW-LD 18).