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  • #86149

    jxg0754
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    in the Waiver for their Digital Amendment Application in summary it actually according to W35AX should have been approved years ago and earlier this year if it had the chance to submitted an actual interference study that they were not aware of until February 13th 2013 when they found out Canada approved their application on May 13th 2011 and then there was a Freeze placed on Class A modifications

    #86361

    MediaFan85
    Participant

    If 35 does do digital, will they have an expanded reach to cover more of the area? Plus, there’s also WAOH 29. Will two stations become one?

    #86409

    jxg0754
    Member

    Yes they will have an expanded reach, most of WAOH-29 coverage area will be covered by W35AX they have a 35.7 mile contour, it would be nice if they were able to move 29 to Parma but that would most likely not be able to happen until after the spectrum auction/repack if at all

    #87486

    Ohio Media Watch
    Participant

    The true answer to the thread’s question is:

    “…because Kaiser Bill can’t buy a digital LPTV transmitter at the Radio Shack across the street.”

    🙂

    (And yes, there really is a Radio Shack across Route 59 from WNIR/WJMP/TV 29, in the plaza next to the Walmart.)

    #87535

    Yekimi
    Participant

    Don’t worry, I’m sure he’s scouring Ebay as we type to see if there’s a used one available there.

    #87629

    jxg0754
    Member

    Wow i am excited at the possibility of having new channels on W35AX soon, and you guys make it seem like it would not be on air for long, they probably cannot survive being in analog for much longer,i do wonder why the never tried moving 29 to parma and go digital with that on top of 35, why have a Class A Station that does not have a coverage area that most low power digital stations have

    #88072

    Ohio Media Watch
    Participant

    I’m not sure what Kaiser Bill’s end game is with 29/35.

    It looks more and more to me like he’ll sell them for spectrum money, much like the Bruno-Goodworth stations (WBGN-LP et al.) did around Pittsburgh.

    IIRC, WBGN and its sisters were sold to OTA Broadcasting, Michael Dell’s operation…which is certainly holding onto its stations for the spectrum auction.

    #88073

    Ohio Media Watch
    Participant

    Indeed, WBGN is now in the OTA roster, and is even listed on its website:

    WEPA

    #88085

    jxg0754
    Member

    looks like W35AX’s amendment application has been removed from the FCC’s site for some reason, maybe in error maybe not, i was thinking maybe they would sell 29 but not 35, i hope they do not sell either and somehow move 29 to cleveland with a full coverage area like 35

    #88111

    jxg0754
    Member

    Update: I have been told since it was an amendment it the original has been hidden and the amendment has taken it’s place, i should have looked at the application info rather than the application list that said status date 2011

    #98665

    I can’t wait to watch 7 or 8 new diginets. Hope W35AX goes digital very soon and adds excitement to the Cleveland OTA viewing experience. Come on people in charge and make it happen!

    #98670

    jxg0754
    Member

    that number is just a guess,
    but could most likely happen considering the amount of diginets that exist,
    and with the amount of bandwidth most stations give subchannels around the country

    #119635

    honeyfuggle
    Member

    I sent an e-mail to Bill Klaus, president of WNIR, WAOH and WAX…and asked him if and when he was ever gonna go digital with the two tv stations, he responded and said they will go digital this fall, with significant expansion of their coverage area. Let’s hope it’s earlier in the fall than later, I’d love to watch some of the new(old) shows Retro TV has just acquired.

    #119652

    Ohio Media Watch
    Participant

    I sent an e-mail to Bill Klaus, president of WNIR, WAOH and WAX…and asked him if and when he was ever gonna go digital with the two tv stations, he responded and said they will go digital this fall, with significant expansion of their coverage area. Let’s hope it’s earlier in the fall than later, I’d love to watch some of the new(old) shows Retro TV has just acquired.

    I got your E-mail…I just didn’t know what to say 🙂

    I’ll just say that I’ll believe digital 29/35 when I see it on the OMW World Headquarters’ OTA tuner. No matter what Kaiser Bill said in E-mail.

    #119653

    Ohio Media Watch
    Participant

    Oh, whenever it DOES happen, I do expect the various RetroTV sister subchannels (TuffTV, etc.) to show up on whichever of the two stations goes on first.

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