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W38DH is now WVMY-LP

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Re: W38DH is now WVMY-LP

Post by WOHO » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:32 am

So, what programming will run on WDMY (We Da Man, Yo?)



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Re: W38DH is now WVMY-LP

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:39 am

ce1337 wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:15 am
12thstreetbrainiac wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:24 pm
WVMY is now WDMY. So did WDMY find a new home in the Channels 2-36 band yet?
According to RabbitEars, not yet. The WVMY call got moved to a station in West Virginia that was also bought by Marquee. The way things are going, they may have to bring back their analog signal before January (the month the station went off the air) so the station doesn't lose its license. For a digital signal, they'll probably have to wait until later in the repack process when other LPTVs can apply for new channels. But at least the analog signal will likely have something other than HSN.
Hopefully not infomercials.



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Re: W38DH is now WVMY-LP

Post by ce1337 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:35 pm

It looks like WDMY-LP will be off the air a little longer, as they submitted an application to stay silent on the grounds of being displaced by NWNO (which means they probably won't bring back their analog signal). They're also still trying to find a new tower for their transmitter (which was the reason why they initially went silent a year ago).

On a semi-related note, it looks like WDTJ-LD might be off the air? I haven't been able to pick it up when scanning for channels in the past few weeks (whereas my TVs used to indicate a "strong" signal for 68). Perhaps it's too early to jump to conclusions, but wouldn't it be great if Daystar sold the station to someone who'd give us lots of subchannels? Perhaps DTV America? :o



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Re: W38DH is now WVMY-LP

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:39 am

ce1337 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:35 pm
It looks like WDMY-LP will be off the air a little longer, as they submitted an application to stay silent on the grounds of being displaced by NWNO (which means they probably won't bring back their analog signal). They're also still trying to find a new tower for their transmitter (which was the reason why they initially went silent a year ago).
Kinda sucks they did that, but I suppose it was one of those tricky situations and it didn't work to their advantage.
On a semi-related note, it looks like WDTJ-LD might be off the air? I haven't been able to pick it up when scanning for channels in the past few weeks (whereas my TVs used to indicate a "strong" signal for 68). Perhaps it's too early to jump to conclusions, but wouldn't it be great if Daystar sold the station to someone who'd give us lots of subchannels? Perhaps DTV America? :o
Would be nice. Love to see those guys over over and just throw whatever at us! I feel we deserve it best.
http://dtvamerica.com/stations/



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Re: W38DH is now WVMY-LP

Post by WOHO » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:48 am

Is the analog on CH38 anymore? I haven't done a scan in a while, and it was my old 'test station' for old NTSC TV's. Can they still use analog until they get their new digital HDTV assignment?



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Re: W38DH is now WVMY-LP

Post by ce1337 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:21 am

WOHO wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:48 am
Is the analog on CH38 anymore? I haven't done a scan in a while, and it was my old 'test station' for old NTSC TV's. Can they still use analog until they get their new digital HDTV assignment?
No, the previous owners (Ventana Television) shut down the analog signal over a year ago because they couldn't renew the lease on the tower. The current owners (Marquee) are still looking for a new tower, but it looks like they're primarily focused on switching to digital.

And I too wish they still had it, as it would bring at little life into the extra CRT TVs in my house that I never use.



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Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:57 pm

ce1337 wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:21 am
WOHO wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:48 am
Is the analog on CH38 anymore? I haven't done a scan in a while, and it was my old 'test station' for old NTSC TV's. Can they still use analog until they get their new digital HDTV assignment?
No, the previous owners (Ventana Television) shut down the analog signal over a year ago because they couldn't renew the lease on the tower. The current owners (Marquee) are still looking for a new tower, but it looks like they're primarily focused on switching to digital.

And I too wish they still had it, as it would bring at little life into the extra CRT TVs in my house that I never use.
Even if it was just a shopping channel anyway.



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Re: W38DH is now WVMY-LP

Post by TeddyBear » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:44 am

Didn't one guy say that ch 23, via 38.0, had to be on prior to the Jan 1, 2018, or they lose their license?


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Post by ce1337 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:33 am

TeddyBear wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:44 am
Didn't one guy say that ch 23, via 38.0, had to be on prior to the Jan 1, 2018, or they lose their license?
Yes, but since they're being slowed down by the repack, and the station changed owners during that period, the FCC might make an exception. Of course, their new STA application is "Pending," so it could go either way.



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Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:06 am

ce1337 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:33 am
TeddyBear wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:44 am
Didn't one guy say that ch 23, via 38.0, had to be on prior to the Jan 1, 2018, or they lose their license?
Yes, but since they're being slowed down by the repack, and the station changed owners during that period, the FCC might make an exception. Of course, their new STA application is "Pending," so it could go either way.
Would suck if they do lose it.



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Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:24 am

Not to double-post, but I checked one of my e-mail sites and saw DTV America responded to a question I had!
Thank you for your email Chris. Right now we have no towers or approvals to construct in that area. We update current listings on www.dtvamerica.com and will let you know in the future!

JC Espejo
DTV America Corporation
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305.794.9747
JEspejo@dtvamerica.com
Ask a simple question, expect a simple answer, I guess.



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Re: W38DH is now WVMY-LP

Post by ce1337 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:41 pm

It looks like they are now looking to stay on analog but move to channel 6 (apparently analog 38 won't be available in the future). The application for that is currently pending.

The downside of course is that we will only get one new channel in the future instead of 4-6 digital subchannels. The upside is that old analog TVs will get to receive....something, again. And it'll likely be something besides HSN, since WDMY-LP is no longer owned by HSN itself.



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Re: W38DH is now WVMY-LP

Post by fuzzpower » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:07 am

FM radio station?



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Post by rugratsonline » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:49 pm

fuzzpower wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:07 am
FM radio station?
That's probably their intent -- to move to channel 6 so they could use 87.7 MHz as an FM station.



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Re: W38DH is now WVMY-LP

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:30 am

ce1337 wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:41 pm
It looks like they are now looking to stay on analog but move to channel 6 (apparently analog 38 won't be available in the future). The application for that is currently pending.

The downside of course is that we will only get one new channel in the future instead of 4-6 digital subchannels. The upside is that old analog TVs will get to receive....something, again. And it'll likely be something besides HSN, since WDMY-LP is no longer owned by HSN itself.
Shame they can't multiplex it.



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Re: W38DH is now WVMY-LP

Post by 12thstreetbrainiac » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:03 pm

Actually, it'll be Channel 6 RF and Channel 23 virtual, for WDMY-LD, right?



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Re: W38DH is now WVMY-LP

Post by ce1337 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:50 am

12thstreetbrainiac wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:03 pm
Actually, it'll be Channel 6 RF and Channel 23 virtual, for WDMY-LD, right?
I checked their displacement application, and they specifically mentioned *analog* channel 6, which means their virtual channel would simply be 6-0.

Probably a good thing in terms of reception, as digital RF6 would be very hard to receive (see WLMB at RF5), while analog VHF is stronger than analog UHF.



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Re: W38DH is now WVMY-LP

Post by WOHO » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:32 am

Analog 6 would be da boss man, if they could run the Me-TV radio station at the bottom of the FM band like they do in ChiecagoLand.



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