Television: July 2009 Archives

Port Huron Times Herald:

When Thelma DeVoogd woke up and turned on her television June 12, she was excited. The 76-year-old Applegate resident had done more than merely survive the switch from analog to digital broadcasting; she did so with a crystal-clear picture and crisp sound. A couple of hours later, however, her TV screen went blank. DeVoogd simply lives too far away from most television stations to pick up the new signal, and there's not much she can do about it. "I am frustrated," she said. "We've had television for 50 some years. It wasn't always great, but there was something I could watch. Now, there's nothing." DeVoogd is far from alone in her troubles. Despite buying a digital converter box and following instructions issued by the Federal Communications Commission, many people who live in rural areas, such as Michigan's Thumb, were left out in the cold when technology advanced last month... Some viewers too remote for digital TV (Tue, 7/7)

 

WLUC-TV 6:

Some exciting changes coming to Upper Michigan television. WLUC-TV announced we have an agreement with the FOX TV network to broadcast all their programming on WLUC 6.2. That's the digital subcarrier we're broadcasting. TV6 programming with NBC programming will not change. The deal calls for the new station, called FOX UP, to also carry news. The FOX UP News at 10 will provide you with the day's news from Upper Michigan. The new FOX TV network station should begin broadcasting August 1 with all of your favorite shows like American Idol, FOX NFL, NASCAR and the World Series... WLUC carries FOX programming (Thu, 7/16)

 

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters elected Tom Mogush, General Manager of WMQT-FM/WZAM-AM in Marquette, Chairman of their Board of Directors at the MAB Annual Meeting and Leadership Retreat held July 14 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Mogush became the 61st chairman of the MAB after serving for three years on the Board of Directors, rising through the positions of Secretary Treasurer and ViceChairman/Chairman Elect.Mogush is the third broadcaster from the Upper Peninsula to lead the MAB organization, which is responsible for over 325 radio and television stations, serving nearly 4,000 individual employees in the broadcasting industry... Local broadcaster will chair MAB (Fri, 7/17)

 

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