It's from the technical details on RabbitEars
own FCC filings. They have yet to file a license to cover for their final post repack facilities to indicate that the work is done, and their most recent progress reports they filed said the work isn't completed.
WUTV is currently operating on a STA from WNLO's old facility on WNED's tower
transmitting 1000 kW at 989' giving them a 60.4 mile contour
, their final facility will be on WUTV's own tower
transmitting 1000 kW at 1079', giving them a 62.6 mile contour
Back in March they filed a tolling request
to extend their contruction deadline, in the narrative they explained why:
The Station is operating using the above-referenced interim facility which is the former Channel 32 site of WNLO as a result of a Petition for Rulemaking granted by the Commission which exchanged channels between WUTV and WNLO. WUTV has made its transition to its new post-transition Channel 32 by utilizing WNLO’s existing facility pending the construction of a new WUTV Channel 32 facility, authorized by construction permit file number 0000075316. WUTV requests authorization to continue its interim operation using the former WNLO Channel 32 facility until the new facility is completed. The Commission concluded that the channel swap and the facilities detailed herein serve the public interest.
The Station has made significant progress in constructing its post-transition facilities, including installation of the Station’s full power post-transition transmitter and has scheduled installation of the Station’s permanent top-mount antenna. The Station will continue to operate at full power at the WNLO site, until the Station has its antenna installed at its permanent location with ASR 1019110, the current CP facility. This tower is for WUTV and is owned by the licensee. The helicopter pick to install the permanent antenna is scheduled for May 26, 2020.
WUTV's latest progress report
from April indicates their work is not done, and that the helicopter crew to install the final antenna is scheduled for 5/26, although because of Covid-19 related work shutdowns last month it's possible that crew is now backlogged with other stations and will be delayed:
Helicopter pick scheduled 5/26/20
WKBW is still operating on a STA transmitting a highly directional 560 kW signal at 1143' giving them a 56.4 mile contour
. Their final facility will be 660 kW at 1417' giving them a 63.7 mile contour
WKBW's latest progress report
from March says they were waiting on a tower crew
WKBW is waiting on date from tower crew when it will be able to install new main antenna. Station is currently operating on an broadband interim side-mount antenna.
they filed back in February provided additional details:
WKBW-TV had been on track to complete construction of its new, main Ch. 34 facility by March 13, 2020 (Phase 8 deadline) and had planned to begin operating with its new channel on that date; however, the company retained to install the new main antenna recently notified WKBW-TV that it will not be able to complete the installation until April 2020 at the earliest.
WKBW-TV has already installed a broadband, side-mounted antenna capable of operating on Ch. 34. WKBW-TV intends to have the new main Ch. 34 transmitter routed to the side-mounted interim antenna by the transition deadline. WKBW-TV, along with the filing of the request for a CP extension, plans to file a request for Special Temporary Authority to operate on Ch. 34 with its auxiliary/interim antenna and main transmitter since WKBW-TV will not be able to meet the March 13, 2020 construction permit deadline due to the unexpected delay in antenna installation.
(Thanks to COVID-19 related work shutdowns, that April 2020 date has come and gone without the tower crew arriving)