Northern Michigan: Newsmakers Nov. 1, 2010

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The Ticker (Traverse City):

The entrepreneur who first brought high-definition radio to northern Michigan is planning more high-tech broadcasting moves - including new HD TV channels for the region. "The FCC [Federal Communications Commission] has opened a window of opportunity for community TV channels," explains Roy Henderson, president of Great Northern Broadcasting and owner of WLDR-FM, Sunny Country 101.9, the TC radio station that was the area's HD radio pioneer in 2008. "We have applied for seven construction permits for TV channels in Petoskey, Charlevoix and Traverse City and have received two for Traverse City, for channels 7 and 4," he tells The Ticker. Construction of the HD TV channels would begin early in 2011, with broadcasting to begin later in the year, according to Henderson. Programming would be varied but will include a lot of local and regional news, according to Henderson. Additional staff will be hired, but it's too early to determine how many jobs will be created, says Henderson, who is celebrating his 40th year as a broadcast licensee... New HD TV Coming to TC (Mon, 11/1)

 

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