Posted by Irish on April 15, 2017 at 13:00:43:
In Reply to: 4 Milwaukee TV stations cash out in FCC auction posted by John on April 13, 2017 at 21:32:41:
Those stations aren't going anywhere. They sold the spectrum associated with the licences, but will share spectrum with sister stations. They'll still hold on to the licenses associated with those stations, and will still map to their original virtual channels (24.1, 36.1, 49.1, etc.)
The wild card is WVCY, Tthe only station listed here not part of a duopoly. Their filing did claim that they intend on sharing spectrum. My guess is WIWN. They won't need much anyway, since they air a single SD feed with no subchannels.
The big surprise is WMKE-CD, which seemed like a given, since they have been toiling in even more obscurity since being purchased by a spectrum speculator, LocusPoint. Speaking of LocusPoint, they fell flat on their faces in the auction, making a measly $15 million. They also forgot to file the paperwork on a public TV station they controlled, and are being sued for it. Now, they own a bunch of bad TV stations airing garbage like Rev'n and SonLife.
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