Why hasn't c-a-r-e had anything to say since they lost??
They have been in shock since the law passed. They did have a couple of quick quotes in the Golden Transcript that said;
"The act of Congress was like dropping a nuclear bomb on our communities"
"Both of our communities have been hurt by this, but it could have been done to any other community ... that's what's frightening."
"Now it's a matter of what we can do to best deal with this"
And the sCARE website was just updated to say they are "responding and exploring options." to both LCG and Public Interest Corporation/Bear Creek Development (Mt Morrision) continued tower development.
What's even more disgusting than part IV is that "part 1" started after David closed the original thread which did not have a "part" in the name. This is really the 5th thread for this long and mostly pathetic story. Hail to Mark in Ft Collins for starting the original thread!
I think that first thread started around August, 2000...
Since I didn't learn anything from some occasional earlier optimism, I'll guess March 30, 2008 for the first transmission from the new tower, to hopefully give residents some type of reasonable transition time before the analog shut-down.
I'm receiving KWGN-DT again. Last night was a perfect opportunity for Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars. Too bad. I ended up watching them on Comcast analog. Seems like Gilmore Girls & Veronica Mars are the only CW shows being commented on.
I cannot envision the stations that have elected to retain their present channel assignments switching to 8VSB before the current 2009 deadline:
a) They will want to hold on to their current OTA viewers for as long as possible and will wait until the Government STBs are available to their less effluent viewers.
b) They will be denied permission to discontinue NTSC before the transition date; the FCC will allow the maximum time for the public to be educated and prepare.
Affluent, I think you meant. I think you are probably right overall, although I expect there will be a lot of publicity about the transition by the middle of next year. And it is possible that the subsidized STBs will be available as well.
And there are a few stations which the FCC has already allowed to make the transition to digital only. I haven't heard of any case where a station requested a transition and the FCC denied it.