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Lodging establishments cable lineups

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Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by mtburb » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:26 pm

As I've noticed another member just post a cable lineup from a hotel in Troy, Ohio, I thought it would be a good point to start a catch-all thread for lodging cable lineups.

I tried pulling one up for the Chicago hotel I stayed at when I was there in 2009 (Fairmont Millennium Park) but Zap2It didn't have it, but they did have one for the nearby Virgin Hotel.
3-WBBM (CBS)
4-WSNS (Telemundo)
5-WMAQ (NBC)
6-WGBO (Univison)
7-WLS (ABC)
8-WPWR (CW/MNTV)
9-WGN (Independent)
10-WCIU (Independent)
11-WTTW (PBS)
12-WFLD (Fox)
13-WCPX (Ion)
14-WCHU (Independent)
15-WXFT (Independent)
16-WESV (Independent)
17-Showtime
18-WJYS (Independent)
19-WPVN (Independent)
20-WYCC (PBS)
21-WOCK (Independent)
22-WWTO (Independent)
23-Animal Planet
24-Cartoon Network
25-History
26-National Geographic
27-BBC America
28/29-Comedy Central
30-ESPNews
31-NBCSN
32-NFL Network
33-HBO
34-CSN Chicago
35-Big 10 Network
36-E!
37-ESPNU
38-Syfy
39-ESPN
40-ESPN2
41-Golf Channel
42-Fox News Channel
43-CNN
44-HLN
45-MSNBC
46-CNBC
47-The Weather Channel
48-USA
49-TNT
50-TBS
51-A&E
52-HGTV
53-Food Network
54-Lifetime
55-MTV
56-TLC
57-Disney Channel
58-Nickelodeon
59-Freeform
60-Discovery
61-Travel Channel
62-FX
99-Local Origination


For three days in January 2017 (15th, 16th, 19th) and one night in September 2017 (22nd), I managed to receive KDKA Pittsburgh from 202 miles away indoors!

My tropo station reception reports: https://www.rabbitears.info/dxlocation.php?id=403

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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by sfpcc » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:39 pm

TV Lineup of Clarion Hotel in DuBois PA
3 WPSO
4 HBO
5 Local
6 WJAc (Johnstown)
7 WPCW (Pittsburgh CW)
8 WWCP (Johnstown Fox)
9 WATM (Johnstown ABC)
10 WTAJ (Altoona CBS)
14 QVC
15 WGN
16 WKBS (Phillidelphia Indie)
17 HSN
18 EDU
24 TBS
25 Fox News
26 Lifetime
27 ESPN
28 ESPN2
29 Fox Sports
30 Versus
31 Golf
32 TNT
33 USA
34 A&E
35 PCNC
36 FX
37 CNN
38 CNNHN
39 E
40 CNBC
41 CSPAN
42 Food
43 PCN
44 TWC
45 Spike
46 SYFY
47 MTV
48 VH1
49 Comedy
50 Bravo
51 Nick
52 Disney
54 Freeform (The line up card still said ABC Family)
55 AMC
57 Discovery
58 HGTV
59 TLC
60 Travel
61 History
70 TV Land
71 Style
72 Animal Planet
73 Cartoon
74 Halmark
75 EWTN
76 MSNBC



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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by SolarMax » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:54 pm

And I'll bet every single one of the TV sets in those hotels were in "stretch" or "zoom" mode.



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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by sfpcc » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:04 am

Probaly, I was to tired to tell after geting lost ten times in Pennsylvania.
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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by sfpcc » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:29 pm

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Probaly, I was to tired to tell after geting lost ten times in Pennsylvania.
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I just watched the end of the Outsiders at a Fairfield Inn in South Canton OH. Diane Lane's 18 year old face looks amazing all stretched out.
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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by rugratsonline » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:15 pm

sfpcc wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:39 pm
TV Lineup of Clarion Hotel in DuBois PA
3 WPSO
Should be "WPSU", which is Penn State's PBS outlet.
sfpcc wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:39 pm
16 WKBS (Phillidelphia Indie)
Actually, this was a local Christian TV station that used that call sign, as a satellite of Pittsburgh's WPCB.

Philly's WKBS ceased operations in 1983 after the Field family (who acquired the Kaiser chain of stations in 1978, including Detroit's WKBD) failed to find a buyer for the station after they announced that they were leaving the broadcasting business. Its channel 48 position was later taken over by WGTW, which is now a TBN O&O.



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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by sfpcc » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:27 pm

TV Line Up For Fairfield Inn South Canton OH (local sations are from Cleveland or Akron, I haven't watched any of them yet.)
4 NBC
5 Fox
7 ABC
9 CBS
10 PBS
11 CW
15 ESPN
16 ESPN2
17 ESPN NEWS
18 ESPN U
19 NFL Network
20 NBC Sports Network
21 CBS Sports Network
22 Fox Sports OH
23 Golf channel
24 MLB Network
25 CNN
30 HLN (CNN Headline News)
31 Fox News
32 MSNBC
33 CNBC
34 The Weather Channel
36 Bloomberg
38 Cartoon Network (Adult Swim)
40 Nick
41 VH1
42 CMT
43 Animal Planet
44 E
45 TruTV
46 OWN (Oprah's Network)
47 Science
48 VH1 Classic (Now MTV Classic)
49 Lifetime
50 WE TV
51 A&E
62 BET
63 Comedy Central
64 Discovery
65 Food Network
66 FX
67 FXX
68 AXS TV
69 HGTV
70 History Channel
71 MTV
72 Nat Geo
73 TBS
74 TLC
75 TNT
76 AMC
77 USA
78 Spike
79 SYFY
80 HBO
81 HBO2
82 HBOSG
83 HBO Comedy
84 HBO Family
85 HBO Zone
86 Universal
87 Velocity
88 HD Net Movies
99 Scrolling Channel guide

Noted Absentees
TCM
TBN
EWTN
Free Form
Sundance
IFC
Bravo
Hallmark



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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by rugratsonline » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:56 pm

sfpcc wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:27 pm
TV Line Up For Fairfield Inn South Canton OH (local sations are from Cleveland or Akron, I haven't watched any of them yet.)
4 NBC
5 Fox
7 ABC
9 CBS
10 PBS
11 CW
I take it that all of these would be Cleveland (except maybe for PBS, which may either be WVIZ or WNEO / WAEO. One thing I noticed is that at many lodging facilities, the channel position of the network never matches the channel position of the station itself -- especially those that broadcast on 2 to 13 (ABC in Cleveland is WEWS ch.5, yet they slot Fox outlet WJW ch.8 on channel 5 at the Fairfield).
sfpcc wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:27 pm
15 ESPN
16 ESPN2
17 ESPN NEWS
18 ESPN U
19 NFL Network
20 NBC Sports Network
21 CBS Sports Network
22 Fox Sports OH
23 Golf channel
24 MLB Network
Another sign of a hotel cable system -- all the sports channels are front and center, especially the ESPNs.



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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by sfpcc » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:32 am

Lineup for Holiday In Express Wauseon OH, (my last day of the trip, sigh)

2 WGN
3 Community
4 WBGU (PBS Bowling Green OH)
5 ION
6 QVC
7 HSN
8 Hallmark
9 WDFN (IND)
10 WLMB (PAX Toledo The TV list card might be a little out of date)
12 WTOS (CW Toledo?)
13 WTOL (CBS Toledo)
15 WNWO (NBC Toledo)
16 WGTE (Toledo PBS)
17 WUPW (FOX Toledo)
18 Disney
19 Nick
20 Cartoon / Adult Swim
21 Freeform (Card still says ABC Family)
22 Discovery
23 TLC
24 Science
25 Animal Planet
26 Nat Geo
27 History
28 HGTV
29 Food
30 Travel
31 USA
32 TBS
33 TNT
35 A&E
36 Comedy Central
37 E
38 Bravo
39 Lifetime
40 BET
41 SYFY
42 BBC America
43 MTV
44 AMC
45 ESPN
46 ESPN 2
47 ESPN U
48 ESPN Classic
49 ESPN News
50 STO (????)
51 Fox Sports OH
52 Golf
53 Speed (Again Card Might out of date)
54 NBC Sports
55 NFL Network
56 CNN
57 CNN Headline
58 Fox News
59 MSNBC
60 CNBC
61 Bloomberg
62 CSPAN
63 TWC
64 HBO
65 HBO 2
66 Univision
67 Telemundo

Noted Absentees
TCM
EWTN
IFC
Sundance
EWTN
TBN

Om an unrelated noted Faliingwater is amazing www.fallingwater.org



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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by ftballfan » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:22 am

sfpcc wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:32 am
Lineup for Holiday In Express Wauseon OH, (my last day of the trip, sigh)

2 WGN
3 Community
4 WBGU (PBS Bowling Green OH)
5 ION
6 QVC
7 HSN
8 Hallmark
9 WDFN (IND)
10 WLMB (PAX Toledo The TV list card might be a little out of date)
12 WTOS (CW Toledo?)
13 WTOL (CBS Toledo)
15 WNWO (NBC Toledo)
16 WGTE (Toledo PBS)
17 WUPW (FOX Toledo)
18 Disney
19 Nick
20 Cartoon / Adult Swim
21 Freeform (Card still says ABC Family)
22 Discovery
23 TLC
24 Science
25 Animal Planet
26 Nat Geo
27 History
28 HGTV
29 Food
30 Travel
31 USA
32 TBS
33 TNT
35 A&E
36 Comedy Central
37 E
38 Bravo
39 Lifetime
40 BET
41 SYFY
42 BBC America
43 MTV
44 AMC
45 ESPN
46 ESPN 2
47 ESPN U
48 ESPN Classic
49 ESPN News
50 STO (????)
51 Fox Sports OH
52 Golf
53 Speed (Again Card Might out of date)
54 NBC Sports
55 NFL Network
56 CNN
57 CNN Headline
58 Fox News
59 MSNBC
60 CNBC
61 Bloomberg
62 CSPAN
63 TWC
64 HBO
65 HBO 2
66 Univision
67 Telemundo

Noted Absentees
TCM
EWTN
IFC
Sundance
EWTN
TBN

Om an unrelated noted Faliingwater is amazing www.fallingwater.org
Where's WTVG? Also, is ION the national feed or WPXD? (Some Spectrum systems in NW Ohio carry WPXD)



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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by sfpcc » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:18 pm

Truth be told, In Wauseon I coppied the TV listing card from the Hotel Room. I only watched a little bit of the Disney Channel and some of the local news. Sorry, I slept for the lion share of the stay, (a lot better than I did at home.)

Mea Culpa I checked my notes. WTVG, (ABC Toledo) was number 14.



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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by Inundated » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:59 pm

WDFM/26 Defiance (I assume that is what is listed as "WDFN" in that lineup, not the Detroit radio station) is an odd station.

It's basically an LPTV version of a cable "community" channel, with various local public affairs shows about area communities ("All Around...").

It's run by iHeart AC radio station WDFM/98.1, and was basically, technically, Clear Channel's only "TV station" after they sold off the old Ackerley group.

This all may have changed since last I checked.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WDFM-LP




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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by sfpcc » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:31 pm

Sorry, I guess WDFN / WDFM was a typo.

While heading east down the Ohio Turnpike there's something I've noticed. There was a large amount of double and tripled trailers going down the highway. Most of these seemed to be Fed EX. I have a feeling this has something to the Dot Com Boom.



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Post by Inundated » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:30 am


sfpcc wrote:Sorry, I guess WDFN / WDFM was a typo.
It's just as likely that the hotel lineup did have it as "WDFN".



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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by Inundated » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:25 pm

I just didn't realize that WDFM-LP's carriage made it up to Wauseon...



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Post by rugratsonline » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:41 pm

Inundated wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:25 pm
I just didn't realize that WDFM-LP's carriage made it up to Wauseon...
My guess is the hotel cable picked up the local cable channels, then rearranged the order to their taste.



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Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:38 pm

sfpcc wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:32 am
Lineup for Holiday In Express Wauseon OH, (my last day of the trip, sigh)

2 WGN
3 Community
4 WBGU (PBS Bowling Green OH)
5 ION
6 QVC
7 HSN
8 Hallmark
9 WDFN (IND)
10 WLMB (PAX Toledo The TV list card might be a little out of date)
Should be, they don't even play Ion on there.
12 WTOS (CW Toledo?)
Unless they didn't switch over, it should be WTVG 13.2 they'd have to use.
66 Univision
67 Telemundo
At least they get Univision. Buckeye Broadband hasn't offered that in almost two decades.
Noted Absentees
TCM
EWTN
IFC
Sundance
EWTN
TBN
Well at least they didn't have to waste their lives on the religious channels, still a downer for the movie types.



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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by Inundated » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:13 pm

"WTOS" is likely the old Buckeye Cablevision CW affiliate "WT05", which made it to some other non-Buckeye systems in Northwest Ohio.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toledo_5

It makes sense in this lineup with WDFM-LP, and indeed, this looks like a reconstituted cable lineup as mentioned above.



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Re: Lodging establishments cable lineups

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:47 pm

Inundated wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:13 pm
"WTOS" is likely the old Buckeye Cablevision CW affiliate "WT05", which made it to some other non-Buckeye systems in Northwest Ohio.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toledo_5
I was impressed Buckeye was able to get it on other systems at all. Nowadays hopefully they'll offer "CW13" if they can.



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Post by Inundated » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:07 am

Some Guy from Toledo wrote:
Inundated wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:13 pm
"WTOS" is likely the old Buckeye Cablevision CW affiliate "WT05", which made it to some other non-Buckeye systems in Northwest Ohio.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toledo_5
I was impressed Buckeye was able to get it on other systems at all. Nowadays hopefully they'll offer "CW13" if they can.
I spent far too much time looking into this.

It looks like WTVG basically took over the CW affiliation and the syndicated programming of "Toledo 5". And, pretty much, the cable positions, give or take a move or two.

On Spectrum(/Time Warner) in Wauseon, WTVG-DT2 "CW 13" is now on cable position 4. 5 is now a local origination channel.

WDFM-LP/26 is now on cable position 19, which if I remember right, was the former home of CBET/9 CBC Windsor.

It has consolidated the separate "All Around..." local shows into a single "All Around Northwest Ohio" show. Video from WDFM-LP is on YouTube, with shows uploaded as recently as this week.

Most of this info comes from online TV listings.



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