Say what? WNYZ 87.7?
Sat Feb 9 16:26:33 EST 2008
<<On Sat, 9 Feb 2008 10:48:15 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org said:
> Is it foreseeable for the FCC to mandate that WNYZ move from channel 6
> to somwhere on the UHF band?
No. Eventually they will be forced to switch to digital. The only
things that would "bump" them from channel 6 would be (a) they build
their digital facility on a different channel, or (b) someone gets a
license for a full-power (digital) facility on channel 6 (not likely).
> Or can WNYZ happily coexist with whatever new uses for the spectrum
> are planned for in Manhattan?
I'm not aware of any new uses planned for the channel 6 spectrum
anywhere. Who wants it, besides a (very) few television stations?
> I still can't fathom how WNYZ was approved being less than 2 miles
> from adjacent WNYW. I am reminded of the problems channel 6 in New
> Bedford had with channel 5. What am I overlooking?
You are overlooking the fact that different rules apply to LPTV.
In the Boston market there is (or was a few years ago) a channel 24
LPTV on FM-128, less than a mile from WFXT on the UHF Candelabra.
This is not at all uncommon.
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