WGBH World To WGBH-TV 2.2

Mike Ward mward@iname.com
Sat Apr 7 23:22:43 EDT 2012

The station here was NBC affiliate WKYC/3, which took RF 17 very happily at
the transition...and spent a bundle doing so, with basically a brand new
facility at the old analog site.

Analog 17 in the market was abandoned because TBN O&O WDLI/17 Canton stayed
on pre-transition RF 39, though they got better market coverage by moving
later to RF 49.

49 was available because PBS affiliate WEAO/49 stayed on RF 50, and 39
ended up being the digital home of LD RTV affiliate WIVM-LP/52 Canton.

No one went back to RF 2, not even an LPTVer begging for an in-market
On Apr 7, 2012 10:44 PM, "Laurence Glavin" <lglavin@mail.com> wrote:

> Bulletin, bulletin! I don't know if there's any significance to this, but
> later this month, WGBH World will move from
>  WGBX 44.2 to WGBH 2.2. My big-screen cable-connected HD TV is in my
> living room, but I sometime
>  use an older analog CRT set in my kitchen/dinette to watch some programs
> while eating munchies, thus
>  letting my cat continue possession of the barcalounger a little while
> longer. The analog set is connected to
>  a government-subsidized digital-to-analog box, so I watch WGBH-TV via
> channel 19 DTV/channel 2 virtual,
>  also WBZ-TV channel 30 digital/channel 4 virtual etc. (BTW, Scott this
> week mentioned that a Cleveland TV
>  station had trouible being received in HD on channel 2, and thus
> eventually did better when it switched to UHF.
>  Must be a problem with low-numbered VHF, because where I live 30 miles
> north of Boston, NH stations broadcasting
>  on channels 9 and 11 come in with solid, reliable signals while some UHFs
> along route 9 and 128 west of Boston
>  do not, possibly due to directional antennas. Channels 30, 42 and 43 are
> also solid and reliable; 18, 31, 32 and 41, not
>  so much. Fortunately, 19, 30 and 43 are the only ones I care about...I
> watch anything on ABC on channel 9).
>  I'm especially likely to watch my old analog TV on Friday nights at 7:00
> for channel 2/19's "Beat the Press"
>  program, then I click channel-up twice to watch *"Jeopardy" on channel
> 4/30. In the past, as I moved from
>  WGBH channel 2.1 thru 2.2 to WBZ-TV 4.1, there would be two images of
> WGBH-TV, presumably in HD and
>  standard, then WBZ HD would come in. Last night, WGBH 2.2 displayed a
> message that WGBH World would soon
>  appear on that channel. It's now one of four, or maybe 5(?) signals
> transmitted by WGBX-TV 44/43. Does this
>  mean a new channel will be added to over-the-air WGBX? WGBH World is on
> Comcast channel 209 and I occasionally
>  watch or record programs on it. I assume that won't change. If WGBH adds
> a new channel to 44/43, where would
>  Comcast put it?
>  *(Oh and speaking of "Jeopardy", the winner Friday night might have been
> the first contestant with the same name as
>  a search engine, Bing Hao. I doubt in all the years "Jeopardy" has been
> on, there's been an Alberta Altavista or
>  Norman Netscape, although there HAS been a mainframe named Watson.)

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