Northern Michigan / UP: July 2007 Archives

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Don Vanuum has a satellite dish to receive some television channels and an antenna to receive others, but because of rules governing channel distribution, he can no longer receive an ABC network channel over the air, and that bothers him. Vanuum said until July 1, he was able to receive ABC locally on Channel 5/10 over the air. “I have a 30-foot tower with an antenna and a rotor on it,” he said. The antenna allowed him to receive Channel 5 which is licensed in Calumet and has its broadcast tower in Painesdale. The television channels he’s able to get with his antenna come in well, Vanuum said. “I get excellent reception,” he said. On July 1, WBKP Channel 5 became an affiliate of the CW television network, but Vanuum said he doesn’t care for its programing, and he wants to receive ABC again... There’s discontent in ‘Television Land’ (Sat, 7/7)

WNMU-TV, Northern Michigan University’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affiliate, has received a grant of $1,004,083 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to complete the television station’s transition to digital television. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) heralded the grant, saying it would allow WNMU-TV to improve broadcasting services for much of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. "WNMU-TV provides excellent educational, PBS programming," Stupak said. "This grant will allow the station to complete their transition to a digital format and roll out innovative new services." Eric Smith, general manager of WNMU-TV said that the new digital television format will allow the station to experiment with innovative new educational services, through a technology called multicasting... Do you watch WNMU-TV? (Tue, 7/17)







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