A number of people are asking why KMOV and all the local stations didn't just go ahead and turn off our analog signals on Feb. 17th. Congress agreed we could, and apparently about 500 stations across the country went ahead as scheduled, including KDNL here in St. Louis. KMOV and other stations agreed to maintain their analog signals because Nielson estimates there are thousands of people who would lose their only connection news and entertainment. We can argue until the cows come home as to why these folks aren't ready after we've reminded them ad nauseam, but the fact remains that many people would be cut off. Case in point - a recent tornado in Oklahoma, where thousands might have had no warning if analog TV had not still been available. READ MORE HERE
ASHES TO ASHES...
I've got a great recycling idea for you - BEST BUY. Most local recyclers charge to take your old TV off your hands, because basically they don't make any money on it. Best Buy also charges $10 (and will only take 27" TV's or smaller), but in return they'll give you a $10 BB gift card. I think that's a great idea, and it's good for the environment.