Columbus, OH losing AntennaTV for Decades

Mr Tony

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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.
 

TNGTony

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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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Mr Tony

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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 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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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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