Columbus, OH losing AntennaTV for Decades

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  1. Iceberg

    Iceberg Topic Starter The No Pain Train Supporting Founder

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    CBS in Columbus OH (WBNS) is dropping AntennaTV for Decades on Tuesday.
    I dont know if anybody will pick up AntennaTV or not in Columbus

    Ironically the owner (Dispatch group) owns one other station, the NBC in Indy which has Cozi. So it looks like Dispatch wanted to follow the O&O station route and not have the same on both stations.
     
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    I am sure another Staton will pick it up. However I hear Decades is a bummer in the minds of some folks. Funny when the other Weigel newbie launches in Lafayette we will keep Ant TV.
     
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    looking at the options there I'm not so sure

    NBC has MeTV (Media General)
    ABC, FOX and CW are all owned/run by Sincalir. My and This on ABC (this is part time), CW and FOX have Grit and Get

    no other commercial type stations in the market
     
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    Only choice would be a low power station or if another station from out the market that they can easily get
     
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    Reliable OOM reception in central Columbus (Franklin Country) is nearly impossible. To the west you have Dayton, the closest "large" market. It has its antenna farm skewed towards the south for Cincinnati market. To the East, Zanesville only has two full power TV station, and one of them is a repeater for the Columbus PBS channel. The rest of the surrounding markets are just too far.

    Now it you live in Wilmington with an outdoor antenna, you get Cinti, Dayton and Columbus TV markets' full power channels.

    Not listed in Iceberg's post are 5 low power channels in Columbus. I think they have Mundo Fox, Telemundo, TBN, and Daystar. One of them is reported to also have "Bounce".

    I do not know this first hand since I have never connected alligator clips to their transmission tower required to receive the LP channel, but WCSN-LD (Mundo Fox) has Cozi, and 6(!) other sub-channels.
     
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    I kinda exempted them as most were religious stations so highly unlikely they'd associate with a "commercial" station. Thats how it is in Minneapolis. 7 Low powered stations and 5 are religious (EWTN, 3ABN, Cornerstone, The Walk and Daystar). One is Univision and the other is Telemundo

    and yeah one station in COlumbus does carry mostly a Bounce schedule. I see they have some religious syndicated programming in the morning
     
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    Sassan SatelliteGuys Pro

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    I live in Cbus and have never heard anyone talk of these channels.
     
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    You pretty much need to have an outdoor TV antenna and a rotor, or live in central Columbus (within the 270 loop) to get these channels reliably.
     
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    We recently got Antenna Tv here in Cincinnati and I'm loving it...never thought we'd see it here. I live about 20 miles from Wilmington so no Columbus stations unless tropo conditions are right in the summer months.
     

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