It will soon be COX 25

Ron Bello
Wed Jun 25 18:12:54 EDT 2014

Don't think many under the age of 40 or 45 know the difference between VHF
or UHF
nor do they care.  All they know is where to find the program to watch.  The
advantage of VHF over UHF has long passed.

What does differentiate stations is news infrastructure.  Fox requires a
credible news
department especially in a top 10 market something neither 62 or 68 has.

On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:26 PM, Laurence Glavin <> wrote:

> >Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11:30 PM
> >From: "A Joseph Ross" <>
> >To:
> >Subject: Re: It will soon be COX 25
> >On 6/24/2014 9:41 PM, Maureen Carney wrote:
> > I see it as the opposite - there's now one more established channel NBC
> could shop the affiliation to if they want to be rid of WHDH. Not saying it
> will happen, but 25 is a >more acceptable choice than trying to retrain the
> public to watch a station they currently don't think about (WTMU for
> example).
> >Why couldn't NBC make a deal with one of the other VHF stations?
> >Probably not CBS-owned WBC, but maybe WCVB? Or why couldn't Ansin make
> >a deal with ABC? Something like that actually happened between CBS
> >and ABC circa 1961 or so.'
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> >A. Joseph Ross, J.D.| 92 State Street| Suite 700 | Boston, MA 02109-2004
> >617.367.0468|Fx:617.507.7856|
> Remember:  no Boston "VHF" station is really a VHF station.  Regarding
> WFXT, which is promoted as channel 25 but
> transmits on channel 31, it is viewed (literally and figuratively)  as a
> UHF station from the get-go.
> Fox is probably going to stay on WFXT, but if NBC were to tire of dealing
> with WHDH-TV and the Ansin family for any
> reason, they COULD move to virtual 62 or 68 through a purchase or heavy
> promotion, including making
> the population AWARE that channel "7" is channel 42 and the "new"
> affiliate would be comparable.

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