Thursday, February 05, 2009

Director's Alert: FCC Announces Procedures For Shutting Down Analog Stations with New Date

The Federal Communications Commission has issued a public notice on Thursday, February 5th regarding the procedures full-power television stations must follow is they wish to terminate their analog television service on or after February 17th - in the event the extension of the deadline is enacted into law.

Stations must notify the FCC by February 9th of their intentions.

WKYC has yet to announce the station's plans.

Broadcasting & Cable reports on Thursday that groups committed to June 12 included those of CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo and ABC. Gannett (owner of WKYC) and Hearst-Argyle had pledged to keep the vast majority of their stations on until June 12.

For a complete copy of the FCC's public notice: CLICK HERE

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