MyTV joins MyNetwork
Sun Jul 23 16:24:15 EDT 2006
Channels 4 and 5 are not adjacant in frequency. There is a band of 4 MHz
(2/3 the "width" of a US TV channel) between them. I forget the use of that
4-MHz band, but I'm sure that a BUNCH of people will jump in to explain.
Anyhow, all over North America are cities to which both Channels 4 and 5 are
assigned (New York and Los Angeles are just two of them). You wont find any
other channel pairs except for 6 and 7 and 13 and 14 of which that is true.
There are much bigger gaps between 6 and 7 (88 MHz) and 13 and 14 (294 MHz,
I believe). As you probably know, those large gaps are anything but vacant.
Among other uses, FM occupies the 20 MHz immediately above Channel 6.
Dan Strassberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Drown" <email@example.com>
To: "Dan Strassberg" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "A. Joseph Ross"
<email@example.com>; "Scott Fybush" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Donna Halper"
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: MyTV joins MyNetwork
> <<(Proximity to Channel 10 in Providence precluded a
> site closer to Boston.)>>
> Dan, could you explain this, please? I'm certain it has something to do
> with frequency technicalities, but I'm a layman. If Channel 9 couldn't
> to the Boston area because of geographical proximity to Channel 10, then
> could Channel 5 be established in Boston, given its proximity to Channel
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dan Strassberg" <email@example.com>
> To: "A. Joseph Ross" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Doug Drown"
> <email@example.com>; "Scott Fybush" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Donna Halper"
> Cc: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 3:10 PM
> Subject: Re: MyTV joins MyNetwork
> > Early in the life of Channel 9, George B Storer (best known as an (AM)
> > mogul) wanted to buy WMUR-TV and move its transmitting tower to
> > MA on the North Shore, making the station into a Boston-maket station.
> > Untill the Channel 5 competition was straigtened out, Channel 9 would
> > been Boston's third network affiliate and presumably would have retained
> > ABC affiliation because ABC was then decidedly the least desirable
> > and the northerly transmitter site would have made Channel 9 the
> > poorest VHF facility. (Proximity to Channel 10 in Providence precluded a
> > site closer to Boston.) I'm not sure which of many possible reasons was
> > responsible for the demise of the Channel 9 move, but I'm sure that
> > and/or Donna can enlighten us.
> > --
> > Dan Strassberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
> > eFax 707-215-6367
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "A. Joseph Ross" <email@example.com>
> > To: "Doug Drown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Cc: <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 12:43 PM
> > Subject: Re: MyTV joins MyNetwork
> > > On 22 Jul 2006 at 14:58, Doug Drown wrote:
> > >
> > > > Good question --- and one which raises a couple more. I understand
> > > > that WMUR-TV was originally a CBS affiliate, but switched to ABC
> > > > around 1960 or thereabouts. The station has changed hands twice in
> > > > the past thirty years; with each change in ownership, have the other
> > > > networks tried to wrest it away from that ABC affiliation? And . .
> > > > Why ABC? It gives the network a very advantageous toehold in the
> > > > state. (I guess if I were an exec with Disney/ABC, I'd have my
> > > > right there.)
> > >
> > > When we moved to Bedford, MA in 1957, WMUR-TV was even then an ABC
> > > affiliate. I don't think it's ever been anything else. At that
> > > time, before channel 5 was on the air in Boston, and long before
> > > channel 6 in New Bedford, it was the only ABC-affiliated station
> > > around, and its signal reached at least the northern suburbs of
> > > Boston (in the early 70s, I used to be able to get it rather well in
> > > Brookline, at the apartment where I lived at that time).
> > >
> > > At the time, ABC also had a lighter schedule than the other two
> > > networks -- for awhile they had hardly any daytime programming at
> > > all -- which left room for local and syndicated programming. Even
> > > after Channel 5 came on, Channel 9 often had programming that wasn't
> > > available anywhere else in the Boston area.
> > >
> > > --
> > > A. Joseph Ross, J.D. 617.367.0468
> > > 15 Court Square, Suite 210 Fax 617.742.7581
> > > Boston, MA 02108-2503 http://www.attorneyross.com
> > >
> > >
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