Originally Posted by tylerSC
We all know WSOC is on the AUX antenna, but I wonder if sister station WAXN is also affected. I believe they share the same tower. Have they been down also?
And we all know what WSOC has been doing, but anybody have an idea what going on with WCCB or WCNC? I guess they will inform when the time comes as necessary.
I don't remember Ted saying anything specific about WAXN, but my "assumption" is that work is going on simultaneously with that sister station. I've never consistently received WAXN on channel 50 because it's always been required to protect WFMY on 51 and it is considerably weaker than main WSOC once you get away from the greater Charlotte area. But I've noticed a lot more disruptions on the WAXN translator from China Grove on channel 36 recently.
As for WCNC, they advised that viewers should "expect" disruptions and the public will be notified 30 days before their transition date, which can be any time between August and the September deadline. I "think" WCNC has been waiting on delivery of their new antenna, although they have not publicly stated when they expect that delivery to take place nor any further information.
Certain things about the repack are public knowledge (for every station) and for anyone that wants to take the time to look it up. Beyond that, I think stations are governed by "some" rules with the FCC in regards to what they disclose while other pieces of information "seem" to be left to the discretion of station owner groups. For example, in my Triad market, I made a phone call (something I rarely do to a TV station). It seemed the Engineer could not have been more transparent about everything related to the repack while another station was not willing to say much. So it's pretty easy to quickly pick up on these differences.
Personally, I don't "press" anyone that doesn't want to share information either 1) because they simply don't want to 'or' 2) because FCC rules or ownership management rules prohibit them from doing so. Either way - I just accept it for what it is and roll on.