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Monday, January 19, 2009

WBKO - The Immaculate Reception

In case you have not heard, WBKO is making the transition to digital broadcasting! Good grief are they ever making the transition. If ever anything has been planned, discussed, promoted, scheduled, re-scheduled, explained, canceled, then finally completed in a more public and convoluted fashion than this transition I don't know what it could have been.

However, we now have it on good authority from WBKO that they have finally, once and for all, finished installing their antenna today. After that call we returned our channels 12, 13, 14, 24, and 513 to normal configuration to receive the signals from this wonderful new digital transmitter and antenna that has taken longer to gestate than a baby elephant. When we say we returned things to normal we also need to express our thanks to the team at SCRTC for helping to deliver a feed for WBKO that was usable during the many times that their regular broadcast signal was off and on during this process over the last couple of months. THANKS SCRTC!

Now, we hate to say this, we have some antenna work to do on our own tower. Yes, there is still one more change in our broadcast tier that we promised for the first of the year - we still owe you signal from WSMV in Nashville. We also owe you better reception of a couple of our remaining Louisville signals. We plan to do this by replacing our antenna array on our tower sometime over the next couple of weeks - when the weather allows. We will try to keep you updated via Twitter as this work is about to be done so you will be warned about any possible outages which may result from this work. If you have still not started following the EPB Twitter updates, you can do so by clicking this link and following the directions to set up a Twitter account and then click on the "Follow" button for Glasgow EPB.

I really hope that, for Valentines Day we can give you the final and stable collection of broadcast channels we have been promising. Further, I hope to be posting a lot of new information about a new service we have been struggling to complete for you over the last four months - Video On Demand!