Wednesday, November 19, 2008

WNKU-FM Flips Switch on New Transmitter...Bengals Bounce WLWT Programming - But Not to Tape Delay

New Transmitter: WNKU-FM (89.7) turned on a brand new transmitter today. Most Northern Kentuckians won't notice much of a difference, but there's improvements on reception in Newport and a few areas where in the past the signal was very weak. The signal will also be able now to bounce between buildings and behind hills.

The new transmitter is also capable of multicasting, or broadcasting more than one channel simultaneously, according to WNKU engineers. The station will decide what format their second channel will be, and it will launch by next summer. The station will be able to broadcast in digital and analog, and anyone with an HD radio will be able to hear WNKU in clear, crisp digital sound.

NBC Lineup gets a Bengal Bounce: The Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game bounces Channel 5(WLWT)'s programming tomorrow night.

"The Office," "30 Rock," "ER, "My Name Is Earl" and "Kath & Kim" all get bounced from their normal spot tomorrow as NFL rules require an over-the-air station in both teams' home markets to broadcast the game. Channel 5 has decided to move the programs onto their digital channel 5-2, which normally carries their Weather Plus channel. You'll have to watch on a digital TV, OR use cable. On Time Warner, that's channel 906, on Insight in Northern Kentucky, it's channel 431. OR you can catch them online late Thursday night, on NBC.com or Hulu.com, presumably after 11pm. If you're on satellite...you're out of luck unless you use one of the other options. Neither DirectTV nor Dish Network carry 5-2. None of this, however, affects Dayton. So if you're in the northern suburbs, you ALSO have the option to try and tune in WDTN-TV (Channel 2).

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