DTV follow up -

DTV follow up

It looks like the switch to DTV is still on for February 17th. Here's the wire copy from today:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bucking the Obama administration, House Republicans on Wednesday defeated a bill to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting to June 12 -- leaving an estimated 6.5 million U.S. households unprepared for the currently scheduled Feb. 17 switchover.
But the battle over a delay may not be over, with some predicting the House will take up the measure again next week.
Wednesday's 258-168 House vote failed to clear the two-thirds threshold needed for passage in a victory for GOP members, who warn that postponing the transition by four months would confuse consumers.

Regardless, if you lost our signal back on the 19th, this Sunday we should become visible again to most of you. February 1st is the date when we will reach 500-thousand watts again. By re-scanning your converter box or tuner, you should be able to see us. Our engineers estimate we will be able to reach 95% of our viewing area at that point!


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