and now they're fighting Mediacom in Iowa City because during that ordeal they added CBS from the Quad Cities (since it was significantly viewed in Iowa City) and now that KGAN is back they want Mediacom to drop the CBS from the Quad CitiesSinclair........they like to make waves Our local Sinclair is a CBS affiliate, and when they had their big ordeal last year with Mediacom, I could not believe Mediacom paid them to carry their crappy channel. Medicom should had told them to stuff it, and that CBS local would have died.
(sorry for veering OT)KGAN/2 (Cedar Rapids) has filed a cable special relief peition with the FCC, challenging whether Mediacom should be allowed to carry WHBF/4 (Rock Island-Quad Cities) on its Iowa City cable system. Both are CBS affiliates. Mediacom added WHBF to the system during a retransmission dispute with KGAN owner Sinclair Broadcasting earlier this year. Iowa City is in the Cedar Rapids market, but WHBF is listed as "significantly viewed" in Johnson County and FCC rules allow cable systems to carry "significantly viewed" stations even if they are out-of-market
I miss The Tube It was my favorite FTA channel when it used to be on G-10R. The music video offerings on The Tube were (are) far more diverse than Retrojams. Recently, I got a taste of The Tube when, while scanning OTA DTV one night, I got WLOX-DT from Biloxi, MS. Unfortunately, it was just atmospheric bounce (Biloxi is nearly 80 miles away), and I haven't picked them up again since. I should get working on that Paraclipse dish so that I can hit 87w with it