Channel Brands & VHF-UHF
Thu Jun 26 15:10:48 EDT 2014
Here, WOIO/19's main signal is on VHF 10.
But down here in Akron, WOIO has a digital low-power fill-in translator on
It's on the same tower as WVPX/23 (the former WAKR-TV/WAKC, Akron's former
ABC affiliate) and our own WONE-FM/97.5...
On Jun 26, 2014 2:05 PM, "M.Casey" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I agree--VHF and UHF are not a consideration and are not understood by
> most viewers, now.
> And, in many cases even the channel number designations are disappearing
> in favor of a brand name or callsign. FOXCT (WTIC-TV) in Hartford was once
> WTIC-TV, Channel 61. But even though "61" is still the "virtual" channel ,
> (transmits on 31) I don't think you will see "61" anywhere on their
> programming or on the website. They are branded "FOX CT". Even the small ID
> print on the bottom of the screen says WTIC-TV Hartford, Digital 31.1.
> It's a similar situation with WVIT-30. Now, it's "NBC Connecticut" with
> nary a 30 anywhere. Ch's 3 & 8 still use their old numbers, but that's
> about it in the Hartford market. To contrast in Springfield, the numbers
> are hanging in there with channels 22-40-57, and low power CBS3.
> For many folks, the only time a channel number comes into play is when
> searching for what you want in the list of cable channels, or if you watch
> off-air broadcast tv.
> Mark Casey
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> 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.
> 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.
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