NBC Boston

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 13:27:05 EDT 2018

To make a long saga short - Comcast chose 10, 810 because they controlled
that number on cable with NECN. They didn't care one iota about WJAR in
Providence but they have had tremendous difficulty getting on cable systems
in Bristol, County, MA which is considered Providence.

I live in Cambridge and I can get WJAR OTA on virtual channel 10 and south
and west of Boston there is tremendous overlap.

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 1:16 PM Jim Hall <aerie.ma@comcast.net> wrote:

> I wonder if the strange situation of NBC in Boston has happened anywhere
> else in the country? Here we have WBTS-LD operating on Ch 46, with PSIP to
> Ch 8, but sloganing as NBC10, even though a good part of the market can
> pick
> up WJAR-TV. Backed up by WYCN-CD, originally in Nashua and technically
> Class
> A, but now operating at full power by channel sharing with WGBX, from the
> same tower as WBTS-LD. Backed up again by WNEU-DT2 in New Hampshire. Since
> WBTS and WYCN are on the same tower, what's the point of having both of
> them?  And why do they slogan as NBC10 with another Channel 10 forty miles
> away, when they could have used 8 or 13 for their slogan and avoided
> confusion?
> Ditto WYDN from Worcester now channel sharing with WPXG in Concord NH and
> being licensed to Lowell MA.

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