Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers June 13, 2009




Saginaw News:

Around the nation, Nielson predicted, about 2.5 percent of all Americans still didn't know television would go digital June 12 -- a number reflected in the Great Lakes Bay Region, said station manager Al Blinke at Channel 5, WNEM -- but that didn't stop hundreds of viewers from calling the Saginaw offices when their screens read "There is no longer analog television." "Starting at 5 a.m., we got everything from people who didn't know to others who bought the box and didn't know how to hook it up," said Garth Sims, assistant director of engineering, who joined a group of WNEM engineers to field the calls. "Then there were some, especially in the Thumb, who can't get the signal at all. They need a taller antenna or a little more amplification." And Jim Nowland got a call from "an old radio guy" who just didn't like the idea of television going digital at all. No matter what they asked about, Sims said as he pulled up his laptop computer, callers got some high-tech insight into a history-making transition... Digital TV transition brings hundreds of calls to WNEM (Fri, 6/12)







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