Friday, February 13, 2009

What stations in Ohio are switching to Digital on the 17th?

This Tuesday, the 17th of Feb., is when the FCC originally mandated that all companies switch over to digital broadcasting. They changed their minds... Anyways, some companies have the option of shutting down on the 17th and switching to digital, or they have the choice of waiting until july when it is Mandated. Here is a list, for all major cities in Ohio, of who is switching over on the 17th and who is staying...



Please let me know if you have information on non-major stations, as I can then add them to this list. If your city is not listed, please ask me and I will get the information for you.


FYI, you might not have your city listed, but it you are serviced by another city or are within their greater area use their listing...



Akron:
WBNX-TV - waiting until July
PBS WEAO - waiting until July
WVPX - waiting until July

Canton:
WDLI - waiting until July
WOAC - SWITCHING ON THE 17th

Clev.:
ABC WEWS- waiting until July
FOX WJW- waiting until July
NBC WKYC-TV - waiting until July
UNIVISION WQHS-TV - waiting until July
PBS WVIZ - waiting until July

Cinci:
ABC WCPO-TV - waiting until July
CBS WKRC-TV - waiting until July
NBC WLWT - waiting until July
PBS WCVN-TV - waiting until July
FOX WXIX-TV - waiting until July
PBS WKON - waiting until July
PBS WPTO - waiting until July

Columbus:
PBS WOUB-TV - waiting until July
PBS WOUC-TV - waiting until July
CW WWHO - SWITCHING ON THE 17th
FOX WTTE - SWITCHING ON THE 17th

CBS WBNS-TV - waiting until July
NBC WCMH-TV - waiting until July
PBS WOSU-TV - waiting until July
ABC WSYX WSYX - waiting until July

Dayton:
NBC WDTN - SWITCHING ON THE 17th
CBS WHIO-TV - SWITCHING ON THE 17th
NBC WKEF Y - SWITCHING ON THE 17th
PBS WPTD - SWITCHING ON THE 17th
FOX WRGT-TV - SWITCHING ON THE 17th
CW WBDT - SWITCHING ON THE 17th


Portsmouth:
WPBO (PBS) - waiting until July
WQCW (CW) - waiting until July

Toledo:
PBS WGTE-TV - SWITCHING ON THE 17th
WLMB - waiting until July
NBC WNWO-TV - waiting until July
CBS WTOL - waiting until July
ABC WTVG - waiting until July
FOX WUPW - waiting until July

Youngstown:
WFMJ-TV - waiting until July
CBS WKBN-TV - waiting until July
ABC WYTV - waiting until July

Zanesville:
NBC WHIZ-TV - SWITCHING ON THE 17th

7 comments:

Lisa Renee said...

Doesn't it seem odd to you that the public television station here in Toledo would be the only one to decide to switch over knowing a good number of the public won't be able to watch them anymore?

I was surprised they would do that...

Barga said...

Not really, what I have heard is that across the country most PBS are switching early. I had heard that the ones in columbus were but the FCC didn't mention them so yeah

Say your station has only a limited funding, and you know you need to get a new antenna in two years (well, they have known for about 10) and so you can either get the new one or repair the old one. That is why most PBS' are changing sooner, they never invested in keeping the old one as they couldn't

SEDONA said...

Happy Valentine's Day.

Lisa Renee said...

Dayton switching all of their stations made the news up here.

Barga said...

@sedona
who are you exactly

Barga said...

@Lisa

The FCC is actually fighting with the stations now about that

Barga said...

hmmm, it looks like the FCC might be making one of the Dayton stations stay live. Frankly, I think this whole delay is bullshit

also, it effects only 5.8 million (5.1%) of US Citizens, we shouldn't be delaying because of them

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