Tue Jun 9 06:19:29 EDT 2009
Originally WHDH applied for channel 13. Before the freeze the Boston metro area had 2-4-7-9-13 allocated, with 2 set for Lexington and not Boston. The Boston Post was interested in a license as well. The interest in 5 went up when WTAG passed - combine that with 2 ultimately being assigned to educational TV and 9 & 13 to other markets, almost all interested parties thought they could get 5 moved into Boston anyway.
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