Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: March 26, 2009

Today, the U.S House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet held a hearing titled, “Oversight of the Digital Television Transition” in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. Ohio Representative Zack Space used his two minute opening statement to praise the local work of WOSU to provide assistance and education to the Columbus region about the transition to digital only broadcasting. He also called the WOSU Coupon Donation Program a model for other communities to emulate and included mention of our focus on helping seniors make the transition in partnership with LifeCare Alliance and Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging.

The federally funded DTV converter coupon program has now cleared its waiting list and if you need a coupon and either haven’t applied or you applied earlier and your coupon has expired, go to the NTIA website to apply anew. If you do not need coupons because you have pay TV, we’d like to ask you to consider applying anyway and contribute those coupons to WOSU for our HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR project to assist those most in need of these coupons (poor, elderly, ESL households).