TV Guide editions

Paul Anderson
Wed Dec 24 21:30:22 EST 2003

On Dec 24, 2003, at 12:17 PM, Scott Fybush wrote:

> My friends on the WTFDA (TV/FM DXers list) have been noticing that TV 
> Guide has consolidated a number of its regional editions out of 
> existence, effective with the 12/27/03 issue. Here in Rochester, our 
> "Rochester Edition" (which listed Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse) has 
> been merged into "Western New York," which now also includes Erie, 
> Elmira and even University Park PA...lots of channels that don't come 
> in for viewers here, even with the Big Ol' Yagi on the roof.
> I know TVG consolidated the old Worcester edition out of existence 
> years ago...anybody noticing changes in their TVG this week elsewhere 
> in New England?

The Boston and Providence editions have been eliminated, replaced by a 
Boston-Providence edition.  At first glance, it appears to be the sum 
of the two editions, except for the addition of the Pax station in 
Concord NH and eliminations of the Pax stations on Block Island RI and 
New London CT.

Yes, it will be more confusing to viewers to have lots of extra 
channels listed which they can't receive.  And the 
white-on-black/black-on-white channel numbers have been retained in the 
combined edition, which makes no sense whatsoever.  White-on-black 
numbers have typically been used for local stations and black-on-white 
for out-of-town stations.  But now channels 3 and 30 from Connecticut 
are listed as "local" while the Providence channels are listed as 


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