Don't just rant/vent at D*. Give some attention to your local CW affiliate, tell them to work something out with D*. In Raleigh we get the local CW affliliate in HD via D*. Despite what the CSR's send via e-mail, D* wants to carry HD signals for all of the local affiliates in all markets served. When affiliates (like your CW) are not shown it's usually b/c the affiliate is trying to milk the situation rather than negotiate in good-faith. D* in Raleigh had the same problem with the local FOX and CBS affiliates (which are owned by the same company). The FOX/CBS affiliates argued that their OTA signal reaches farther than the DMA as defined by Nielsen, and wanted D* to provide a wider footprint than the other locals in the DMA. In essence, they wanted a larger spot-beam. A rdiculous demand that was not met in the end.