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Free TV with No Monthly Bills!

Free TV with No Monthly Bills!

| March 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

A recent paid ad in the Columbus Dispatch made me laugh out loud.  The full page ad blares a headline “Public gets Free TV with no monthly bills” as if this was a revolutionary new concept. WOSU TV PBS has been serving Columbus for free for 56 years. 

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DISH Network Dissing Public TV

DISH Network Dissing Public TV

| October 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

I know a portion of our audience watches WOSU TV on the DISH Network.  You should know what your satellite TV provider is doing. DISH has requested the U.S. Supreme Court review the Congressional mandate to carry noncommercial stations, like WOSU, in high definition (HDTV). Last March, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth [...]

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WOSU was national model for DTV transition

WOSU was national model for DTV transition

| August 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

So this is my last mention of the lengthy and sometimes confusing transition from analog to digital television. You’ve made the transition and you’re enjoying three channels of WOSU TV instead of one and perhaps you’ve invested in a HDTV and remain stunned by the quality of that picture. Let’s look back over the past [...]

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WOSU Receives National Award for DTV Work

WOSU Receives National Award for DTV Work

| July 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

WOSU Public Media has received a national My Source Community Impact Award for Engagement from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). WOSU was recognized for outreach efforts related to the digital television transition and creating a model for helping those at-risk that was unique in the country. WOSU launched a “Help Your Neighbor” program early [...]

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TV Goes All Digital Today…Finally

TV Goes All Digital Today…Finally

| June 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

So, after much anticipation, all of broadcast television goes digital by the end of today. For stations, this is a great relief as they get out from under paying to keep those old analog TV transmitters chugging along. For consumers, most will not notice the change because they are on cable or satellite, but millions [...]

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Analog TV Shutdown is Tomorrow!

Analog TV Shutdown is Tomorrow!

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

(THIS IS FROM BROADCASTING MAGAZINE TODAY) The National Association of Broadcasters says that its most recent polling finds that about 1.75 million over-the-air TV households have not taken steps to convert to digital. That came at a NAB press conference on the last full day of analog transmissions for the majority of America’s full-power TV [...]

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WOSU wins Service to Seniors Award

WOSU wins Service to Seniors Award

| May 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

I was thrilled to take part in the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging Hall of Fame celebration last week. This really amazing organization honored WOSU at the event with the Outstanding Service to Seniors Award for 2009. The honor came as a result of our unique partnership with COAAA and LifeCare Alliance to help [...]

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WOSU Analog Off-The-Air after 53 Years

WOSU Analog Off-The-Air after 53 Years

| March 31, 2009 | 3 Comments

At 7am on March 31, WOSU television shut off its analog signal. TV Chief Engineer Tom Lahr was at the Westerville transmitter to shut down WOSU, while Engineer Ling Ling Sun was at the Fawcett Center to remotely shut down WPBO in Portsmouth. Each transmitter was placed into the standby mode to kill the carrier [...]

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WOSU Shutting Down Analog TV March 31st

WOSU Shutting Down Analog TV March 31st

| March 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

A new ruling announced by the FCC has given public television stations an opportunity to shutdown their analog signals between March 27 and March 31. Given this ruling, WOSU has decided to shut down its analog transmitters for WOSU Columbus and WPBO Portsmouth on March 31st at 7am. WOSU analog will have been on the [...]

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FCC’s New Rules for DTV Transition

FCC’s New Rules for DTV Transition

| February 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

The FCC released today the new rules for the transition to digital television resulting from congressional action yesterday. While the DTV Delay bill has yet to be signed by President Obama. That is expected to be a formality.  Checkout the FCC Public Notice if you are real interested in the options provided to broadcast stations. [...]

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