WGBH-TV coverage after August 2

Scott Fybush scott@fybush.com
Sun Aug 4 22:36:18 EDT 2019

Also, NBC Boston signed on using existing licenses - full power WNEU in NH,
which Comcast already owned through Telemundo, and two existing LPTV
stations NBC bought, which became WBTS and WYCN.

On Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 10:34 PM Scott Fybush <scott@fybush.com> wrote:

> Not sure where you got that impression, but it's... less than accurate.
> Some low-band VHF stations (6 in Philadelphia, 6 in Schenectady) stayed on
> low V. There were four new low Vs created by a very specific FCC action in
> NJ and DE. But otherwise, there was no provision for any new licenses on
> low V or elsewhere, and the repack is now filling low V with more existing
> stations again. It's not just WGBH... WSBE in RI and WQED in Pittsburgh
> took auction dollars to go to low V as well, among others.
> On Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 9:51 PM Ben Levy <LostCluster@lostcluster.me> wrote:
>> VHF 2-6 was removed from TV during the analog shutdown. All of the
>> classic analog numbers were released then… leaving plenty of room for new
>> players, but none other than NBC Boston showed up, so they could now
>> compact the bandwidth/
>> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>> From: Rob Landry
>> Sent: Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:29 PM
>> To: A Joseph Ross
>> Cc: boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org
>> Subject: Re: WGBH-TV coverage after August 2
>> On Sat, 3 Aug 2019, A Joseph Ross wrote:
>> > I don't understand why the FCC didn't simply delete the VHF band
>> entirely and
>> > put all off-air TV on UHF with the conversion to digital TV.
>> VHF isn't useful for mobile broadband, but UHF is. So it's UHF spectrum
>> being removed from broadcast use, not VHF.
>> Rob

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