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If the new deadline is June 17th why are you changing to digital in April?

WTVQ and WUPX (Morehead), as well as our sister station WYMT, have already made the transition (February 17th).

WKYT and all the KET stations (16 transmitter sites) will make the transition on April 16th, which is 60 days after the original Feb. 17th transition date set by the FCC.

WLEX and WDKY will wait until June 12th. WDKY has ordered new equipment so they can make the move from digital channel 4 (VHF) to digital channel 31 (UHF). That equipment is not expected to be in place until the first of June at the earliest.

Both WKYT and KET felt that the additional 60 days after the original February transition date would give viewers ample time to make the necessary arrangement to either subscribe to cable or satellite service, or get a digital television or digital converter box to continue to receive over the air signals from the stations. WKYT has been, and will continue to run, a very extensive promotional campaign informing viewers of the transition on April 16th and providing information about the type of antenna that viewers will need to be able to receive WKYT's digital signal.

637 stations made the transition on or before the February 17th date. An additional 158 stations are expected to make the transition before June 12th. That will mean that almost 50% or the nation's television stations will make the transition before June 12th.

For more information about the Transition to Digital CLICK HERE


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