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Re: Another TV news station for Springfield ....where is W67DF TX

Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 22:44:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: Garrett Wollman <wollman@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>
Subject: Re: Another TV news station for Springfield ....where is W67DF TX

<<On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 07:49:10 -0400, Rick Kelly <nuhuc@juno.com> said:

>This LPTV gives them
>one useful thing: a licensed broadcast transmitter at a site which
>cable companies already have antennas pointed.  They can then tell
>cableco to carry the LPTV instead of the main channel 3 signal,
>without running afoul of regulations that would otherwise prohibit
>them from feeding different programming to cablecos than they
>broadcast over the air.

Comcast and Meredith have all ready signed into an agreement to carry W67DF
or whatever it's 45 equivalent is.
Charter and Meredith have yet to be determined (Charter & Comcast serve the
majority of cable operations in the
Springfield area).

As for the questions about W67DF's transmitter, it is currently located side
mounted on the WHYN-FM tower at the big towers on Mt Tom. WGGB-TV , who owns
the towers on the mountain was unaware of WFSB's intention on the matter.
The 20kW application is for a directional antenna that is basically aimed
south. This also backs Garrett's cable theory even more, as the cable
receive site for this area is located on East Mountain in Westfield (almost
due south-south west of Mt Tom.).