Tag: FCC

WOSU AM Listeners should switch to 89.7 FM

WOSU AM Listeners should switch to 89.7 FM

| November 30, 2011 | 5 Comments

Effective December 9, 2011, WOSU Public Media will no longer broadcast its NPR and local news programming schedule on 820 AM, which has been duplicated over the past year on 89.7 FM in central Ohio. Listeners should switch over to 89.7FM to continue receiving the quality news programming they have come to expect such as [...]

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Broadcasters can cash in or hold onto valuable spectrum

Broadcasters can cash in or hold onto valuable spectrum

| February 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

As a followup to some previous blogs. The anticipated announcement came today from the FCC Chair that he believes could help broadcasters and expand the capabilities of broadband. The FCC plans to give broadcasters a chance to turn in their spectrum in exchange for an auction pay-off. As reported in Broadcasting & Cable online today [...]

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Over-the-air broadcast TV: going away??

Over-the-air broadcast TV: going away??

| December 11, 2009 | 34 Comments

All of the broadcast stations across the country went digital-only this past year and millions were spent in the process by the feds and stations. NOW, the FCC is taking some steps toward examining whether the broadcast spectrum should be reallocated for wireless broadband. This could, in essence, destroy or greatly restrict over the air [...]

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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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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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Analog shutoff: WOSU Plan in Public Interest

Analog shutoff: WOSU Plan in Public Interest

| February 6, 2009 | 2 Comments

Commercial stations in Columbus have begun to position themselves for the potential of turning off their analog television signals on February 17th. Remember that the Columbus area originally had about 120,000 households receiving over-the-air analog television as their primary source of television. The latest information is that about 39,000 households are still not ready to [...]

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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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FCC Award Helps WOSU with DTV Campaign

FCC Award Helps WOSU with DTV Campaign

| January 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

We were thrilled last night to hear from the Federal Communications Commission about their acceptance of our proposal to assist those most in need in central and southern Ohio with the transition to digital television. With the February 17th shutdown of over-the-air analog television signals about five weeks away, these funds will help us develop [...]

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FCC Chair to visit WOSU@COSI

FCC Chair to visit WOSU@COSI

| January 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

Kevin Martin, the chairman of the FCC, is touring Ohio on Tuesday to get press coverage about the February 17th transition from analog to digital broadcasting. We’ve worked with Christine Merritt, Executive Director of Ohio Assn of Broadcasters to arrange Martin’s appearance at a public forum at WOSU@COSI at 3:30 pm, Tuesday, January 6th. Everyone [...]

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