Thursday, May 21, 2009

WKYC Analog Shutoff Time Set on June 12th

The Director's Cut Blog has learned WKYC intends to officially terminate its analog, over-the-air broadcasting at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 12th.

This is the new date the FCC is mandating all television stations in the United States that are still broadcasting analog signals to shut them down and go all digital.

Many stations made the switch on the original date of February 17th, while others switched in April.

However, most all the major Cleveland television stations decided to wait until June 12th, some for technical reasons...others for competitive reasons.

At this time, we believe - most, if not all of our local TV stations will make the switch at the same time.


Anonymous said...

This is a major moment in history for broadcasting. Will there be some sort of commemorative signoff, like there used to be in the old days before 24x7 tv? I'm thinking National Anthem, the famous Iwo Jima shot, footage of the Blue Angels streaking by. I've seen some of the other shutdowns and they showed no sense of the magnitude of the occasion - they simply said "bye!" and turned it off. I'd love to see something a little more memorable. :)


Frank Macek said...

We'll probably just flip the switch...but we should be flipping it also to digital channel 17! Yeah!