Digital TV Conversion

Scott Fybush
Fri Jun 12 20:02:00 EDT 2009

Kevin Vahey wrote:
> The creative folks at Weigel Broadcasting in Chicago have come up with
> a novel plan
> Low power Channel 23 will simulcast WCIU channel 26 and they will also
> simulcast the newscasts of WGN-9 and WWMAQ-5.
> WWME-LP's signal covers most of Cook County.
> The other issue will be if WBBM-DT will fare better on channel 11 than
> it did on 3 where tuners 2 miles away couldn't get a signal

WBBM-DT is actually on 12, instead of 11, to escape co-channel issues
with stations in other nearby markets. The engineers at WBBM told me
last week that they'd already done an overnight test of DT12 and found
the results more than met their expectations.

Weigel is also simulcasting CBS affiliate WDJT 58 on an analog LPTV it
owns in Milwaukee, WYTU-LP 63.


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