Originally Posted by Falcon_77
Any updates on these two?
Just before midnight CDT Wednesday, WYCC ran a spot that there were 01 days left until its transition. Shortly after midnight, it ran another that they were cutting analog off at 6:00 AM and that you'd need "a digital television" (not "an HDTV" as WLS's crawl mistakenly says) or a converter box to continue receiving WYCC over the air.
Just before 6 AM, analog channel 20 was still carrying spots for programming later in the day that wouldn't be watchable that way (of course they also were running simultaneously with 20 on both 20.1 and 20.2). At 6 AM channel 20 cut off unceremoniously with no announcement at all, while 20.2 continued right through with regular programming and no mention of the analog cutoff.
That makes one class A station (WFBT) and one or two full-power stations (WYCC and maybe WWTO) in the Chicago DMA that were available analog and now are broadcast only digitally. (WFBT is broadcast only as FBT, on a subchannel of WCIU-DT. WCIU's analog termination filing says it will keep analog going to the bitter end of the evening on June 12 and then nightlight until June 26.) So at last the changeover is coming to DMA #3.
[Of course, given my location east of WWTO's range and my complete lack of interest in TBN's fare, I have no information about WWTO.]