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Guess [WPXK] went to full power (1,000 kW ERP) instead of 18 kW. If so, they changed locations from Cross Mountain to Sharp Ridge (on tower shared with WATE).
It's reflected on RabbitEars and the FCC Query. Yet Wikipedia still says its stick is on Cross Mountain.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WPXK-TV

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It's reflected on RabbitEars and the FCC Query. Yet Wikipedia still says its stick is on Cross Mountain.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WPXK-TV
Good observation.

Likely, RabbitEars and FCC are more accurate than Wiki.

In general, Wikipedia is updated by individuals in the know. So, it seems; no one 'in the know' has bothered to update.

My original comment was based on a much earlier conversation with an engineer/technician at WPXK.

Solid reception at a few locations in southern KY disappeared just prior to the comment posting. So, the evidence seemed to match.
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This thread sure has been very quiet... I guess no one has been having any major issues?

Anyway, any guesses as to what Comcast will plan to charge per month for this upcoming Gigabit Pro 2Gbps FTTH service rolling out next month?

http://wate.com/2015/05/21/comcasts-...noxville-soon/

http://www.knoxnews.com/business/com...ville_69864982

http://www.local8now.com/home/headli...304633801.html

http://www.wbir.com/story/news/2015/...ille/27705495/
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This thread sure has been very quiet... I guess no one has been having any major issues?

Anyway, any guesses as to what Comcast will plan to charge per month for this upcoming Gigabit Pro 2Gbps FTTH service rolling out next month?

http://wate.com/2015/05/21/comcasts-...noxville-soon/

http://www.knoxnews.com/business/com...ville_69864982

http://www.local8now.com/home/headli...304633801.html

http://www.wbir.com/story/news/2015/...ille/27705495/
Nice! And it's symmetrical, with no data cap. Will probably be cost prohibitive for most people, though.

I'm curious about the DOCSIS 3.1 version that's coming next year (fingers crossed) with 1gbps, available to all Comcast customers via a new modem. Hopefully that will be more in line with the current Blast! prices.
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As of Midnight tonight... Livewell is no longer on WATE 6.2. It has gone dark for now and has already disappeared from the Comcast listings. No word on a replacement yet, though I can't imagine they'd want to sit around with it dark for long.
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Anyway, any guesses as to what Comcast will plan to charge per month for this upcoming Gigabit Pro 2Gbps FTTH service rolling out next month?
Considering they charge $66.95 (with no TV service) for whichever version I have, I would imagine the 2GB service would be no less than $129 a month. Knowing them, it may be more like $149 a month.
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Has WBIR done anything to improve their signal or picture quality of late? I noticed when the NASCAR race from Daytona was on the PQ looked better than in the past. I noticed again last night during the Hall of Fame game, PQ was excellent. Didn't look as "cloudy" or colors weren't dulled out as in the past few years. Whatever was done, I say kudos.
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Personally, I haven't noticed any differences. I very well could be missing it though.
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I'm going to be visiting the Pigeon Forge area at the end of the month (actually we're staying in Sevierville, TN). I'm a high school football fan and would like to check out some TN High School football while I'm there. Can anyone in the market tell me if high school football there gets any airtime on local radio/TV stations? My online research seems to indicate that two games air on TV each week- a Thursday night game on the My Network station and another on Friday on ME-TV. What about radio?
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I'm going to be visiting the Pigeon Forge area at the end of the month (actually we're staying in Sevierville, TN). I'm a high school football fan and would like to check out some TN High School football while I'm there. Can anyone in the market tell me if high school football there gets any airtime on local radio/TV stations? My online research seems to indicate that two games air on TV each week- a Thursday night game on the My Network station and another on Friday on ME-TV. What about radio?
High school football is huge in East Tennessee. Those are the only televised games, but on any given Friday night, you can find a ton of games on the radio, especially AM.

As a starting point, the stations owned by Cumulus Broadcasting have this page listing what games they're covering and where: http://www.sportsradiownml.com/2015/...ts-and-scores/
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This isn't TV related, but Comcast is offering their 2GB internet service. I knew the price would be high because of what they charge for other speeds. I never imagined they'd charge $299.95 for it. They need competition in this area so bad.
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Potential dispute looming between Media General and Directv. This would affect WATE-TV 6 on Directv only.

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On September 30, 2015, at 11:59 PM (ET), DIRECTV’s contract to carry WATE 6 On Your Side will expire. We are working hard to reach a new agreement, however, as a trusted source for news and information, it is important to keep our viewers informed when a contract deadline approaches and a new agreement has not yet been reached. By law, if we do not reach an agreement, DIRECTV can no longer carry WATE 6 On Your Side.
http://wate.com/2015/09/19/attention...v-subscribers/
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High school football is huge in East Tennessee. Those are the only televised games, but on any given Friday night, you can find a ton of games on the radio, especially AM.

As a starting point, the stations owned by Cumulus Broadcasting have this page listing what games they're covering and where: http://www.sportsradiownml.com/2015/...ts-and-scores/
Just thought I would report on my recent Thursday-Sunday stay in the Pigeon Forge area. I knew heading in that the cabin we had rented would be TV challenged, so I decided to take along a new portable antenna I got recently and my TiVo OTA DVR. I knew the cabin had three floors with decks on each one, but I wasn't sure how it would face until I got there so it was a gamble. Once we arrived I was pleasantly surprised to find that the owners had recently installed a new large HDTV in the top floor bedroom we were staying in (but with only a DVD player? Seems pointless). I was even happier when I fired up the TV Towers app on my iPad and discovered that I was looking exactly in the right direction for the Knoxville towers. I hooked up the antenna on the outside deck, plugged it in, and fired up the TiVo to find it picked up all the major channels just fine. It was great to be able to lay in bed at night and watch the news, sports highlights, etc and it came in handy during the rain. We were out and about Friday night so I didn't get a chance to check out any of the high school football games on the radio, but I did record both the Thursday & Friday tv games on my TiVo. I'm going to watch those some night soon when there isn't anything good on TV.
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Potential dispute looming between Media General and Directv. This would affect WATE-TV 6 on Directv only.


http://wate.com/2015/09/19/attention...v-subscribers/
An agreement was reached. Info at same link as above.
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Knoxville getting laff on WATE soon

http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/9...n-for-diginets
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Comcast New Pricing and Rates for 2016

Attached is the new Comcast rate card/lineup for the Knoxville Market effective January 1, 2016...

Happy New Year (and rate hike season)!

From the opening paragraph: "Such changes are a function of a variety of factors, including increases to programming and business costs, as well as product and technology upgrades. Please note that we have also eliminated some fees and are making efforts to minimize the scope of our increases." Any idea what "fees" they have specifically eliminated??
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Knoxville getting laff on WATE soon

http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/9...n-for-diginets
It has now quietly launched on 6-3.
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GetTV has now launched on WATE 6.2 as of this afternoon.
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February 1st is going down as a banner day for Knoxville stations. Gray Television has taken over the operation of WBXX from Lockwood Broadcasting. Lockwood still operates WKNX The Knox (channel 7.)
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Just as I'm contemplating cutting the cord with Comcast, my reception of channel 10 has gone to hell. My antenna is a 15 year old Squareshooter. Do they go bad? I used to get good reception for 10 but now it's rare for it to come in at all. I live along Alcoa Highway. The other channels do well.

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Got notification from WOW the other day that they're finally getting rid of analog service and are going all digital. They say this will allow them to add a bunch more HD stations. That's the only complaint I've had since switching to WOW -- fewer HD channels than Comcast.

Here's the conversion schedule and the list of HD channels they'll be adding: https://www.wowdigitaladapter.com/do...n_Schedule.pdf

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Just as I'm contemplating cutting the cord with Comcast, my reception of channel 10 has gone to hell. My antenna is a 15 year old Squareshooter. Do they go bad? I used to get good reception for 10 but now it's rare for it to come in at all. I live along Alcoa Highway. The other channels do well.
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I doubt your antenna has gone bad since other stations are still coming in well.Could the direction it is pointed in have changed? We have had some very windy weather lately.Thats about the only thing I can think of that might cause your problem.However, I am no expert in these matters but wanted to offer you a little help.
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I don't think that my Squareshooter antenna has moved appreciably, if at all. It's on a little metal arm and attached to brick on the back of my house facing northeast. The trees had thickened up back there and I thought that was a factor but two of 'em have fallen in the past year. I got better reception on 10 back when they were relocated to channel 31 during the transition. The only other factors that occur to me are if my Quad 6 wire is going bad or my distribution amp has been gradually failing. The now defunct East Tennessee Satellite installed it all back in 2001 .

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The Facebook page for Antenna TV gets the occasional "why not in Knoxville". That's an issue where local Knoxville viewers need to ask all of their local broadcast stations. Several stations have the capacity to add an additional sub-channel for Antenna TV. However, some stations are corporate owned which have mega deals with diginets. But if Knoxville wants Antenna TV, those viewers must request it from their local station.

Will the last subscriber leaving Dish Network please turn off the satellite.
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Has WATE cut back/suppressed their signal for channel 6 since adding the subchannels? The PQ, even via OTA, is not that good.
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Power level and number of subchannels are unrelated.

I would be surprised if WATE had cut back on the bitrate of their HD though. Last time I saw it, it was running 12.25 Mbps, fixed, and had been doing so for as long as I can remember. When they added Live Well, they didn't touch the HD, just used 4.15 Mbps worth of otherwise wasted bandwidth on it.

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I know it's been that way for a while. Just seems to be worse OTA. Probably because I now have a bigger TV.
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AntennaTV coming September 5th. from Antenna TV's facebook site


ATTENTION KNOXVILLE: Antenna TV is coming to WVLT Local 8.2 (MyVLT) on September 5th.

Please share the good news with friends and family in the area.
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AntennaTV coming September 5th. from Antenna TV's facebook site


ATTENTION KNOXVILLE: Antenna TV is coming to WVLT Local 8.2 (MyVLT) on September 5th.

Please share the good news with friends and family in the area.
WVLT-8.2, the former WTVK-26, may retain the prime time hours for their current contract with My Network TV offerings.

Will the last subscriber leaving Dish Network please turn off the satellite.
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It just seems odd that they would pull all of their syndicated programming on 8-2 for AntennaTV? 8-2 is in HD.
Why not just put it on a new 8-3 station?
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