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RE: No Fox affilate for Bangor after all

I think that WSBK (UPN38-Boston) was considered a "superstaion" much like
WGN in the past that WSBK had the Red Sox and Bruins and that made them an
attractive station to carry. I believe that as we move foward, we will see
less and less out-of-market cable systems carrying WSBK.

-Paul Hopfgarten
-Derry NH

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> [mailto:owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org]On Behalf Of Adam
> Rivers
> Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2001 8:32 AM
> To: Tony Randazzo
> Cc: Boston Interest Radio Group Thingy
> Subject: RE: No Fox affilate for Bangor after all
> Well, I don't know about those rules. We have WBNE New Haven (UPN) on our
> cable system with WSBK Boston. I think one of the reasons might be Bruins
> hockey's on Channel 38.. I know in Connecticut they get UPN 38, I looked
> once and they get UPN 38 all the way in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
> Canada. I don't know all the rules, but given my situation, when
> we can get
> a UPN station (fringely) of UPN on Ch.59 WBNE, and we get Ch.38.. Like I
> said, Im not familiar with FCC rules, but when I went to SW
> Harbor in August
> I think that we got UPN38 on the cable system. I'm not 100% sure, I don't
> remember that kind of stuff all that well.. the guy on the list (I forget
> his name?) will probably correct me on that.. or if I can find the
> book..well I cant find the book from the Bangor Daily News one of those
> weekends.. Its probably packed somewhere (I don't really unpack,
> since we go
> away so much).. Well, thats all I can contribute to the discussion, please
> like correct me if im wrong..
> ~adam
> http://adamskewlsite.freeservers.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> [mailto:owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org]On Behalf Of Tony
> Randazzo
> Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2001 3:45 AM
> To: bri@bostonradio.org
> Subject: No Fox affilate for Bangor after all
> Although WCKD UPN 30 was suppose to switch affilations
> to FOX on the same day that WPXT switches to WB, it
> turns out that UPN will not let them out of thier
> contract, so channel 30 will stay UPN for awhile.  As
> a result, Adelphia has dropped them from the channel
> lineup and replaced it with FOXNET.  However, they
> continue to carry WSBK, UPN out of Boston.  My
> question is, if anyone can clarify this, isn't it
> illegal for a cable system to carry an out of town
> station when a local affilate is availble?  And if
> not, can WCKD request that all out of town UPN
> programming be blacked out?
> Tony
> Bangor, Maine
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