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Last Updated: 3/13/2017

Posted on 3/13/2017 at 4:21PM

More Results of the Spectrum Auction

Of course, you already know that WNPT channel 8 is moving to channel 7 and that WKRN (News 2) RF channel 27 is staying on 27 as well as Cookeville PBS station WCTE staying on channel 22, but I have found out today, some more results. Besides WKRN, WSMV channel 4 and WUXP MyTV 30 are not changing channels. Others I have listed *all channels* below. At this time, I do not know anything about WNPX 28, WJDE-DC 31, WHTN 39, WJFB 44, or WPGD 50. I found all this info out thanks to this link: NAB TV Repack. If I find out any more information, I will post it here.

  • WKRN (2) (No Change)
  • WSMV (4) (No Change)
  • WTVF (5) 25 → 36
  • WNPT (8) 8 → 7
  • WZTV (17) 15 → 20
  • WCTE (22) (No Change)
  • WUXP (30) (No Change)
  • WNAB (58) 23 → 30
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    by "UTDave" on 3/23/2017 at 12:10PM   

    Why is WJDE 31 off the air more than they are on the air? IF they are actually on the air, one or more channels will frequently be broadcasting without audio. Does the owner even monitor his channels?? I have been unable to find a Nashville phone number, email address, or website. The best I have been able to obtain is a Kentucky phone number of the owner but that always gets me to a voice mailbox only.

Posted on 3/10/2017 at 6:37PM

WKRN is Staying Put

I just got word from WKRN GM. He said that WKRN (News 2) did not participate in the auction and they are staying on channel 27.

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Posted on 3/10/2017 at 3:47PM

American Sports Network (ASN) is Shutting Down

By the end of the month, American Sports Network (ASN), which is on WNAB 58-2 and WKUW-LD 40-3, is shutting down operations. What this will probably mean is that TBD and Charge!, which are also new Sinclair networks, will finally have a home in Nashville. As for which one will take the spot, I do not know. They could even shuffle subchannels around and put TBD or Charge! on another subchannel. I have posted links to some articles about this below. When more news breaks, I will post it here.

American Sports Network to reportedly cease operation
More Sacked at Sinclair

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Posted on 2/15/2017 at 5:08PM

Big News! First Result of the Spectrum Auction for Nashville

If you didn't know already, there has been a spectrum auction going on that just ended last week. The outcome of the auction is that channels 38-51 were sold to wireless companies. Therefore, most, but not all, TV stations participated in the auction. Some are not affected, some are having to change channels, some are going off the air and "piggybacking" on another channel, and some are going completely off the air. All information regarding channel changes are to be released by early April, but over on, there's a page devoted to what station is doing what, and I just found out via the "PBS Station" link on that page that WNPT channel 8 will be moving to channel 7. What this means for WRTN-LD channel 7, I don't know. Also, there will not be a change for Cookeville PBS WCTE channel 22. When I find out more information, I will let you know.

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Posted on 1/27/2017 at 5:04PM

Update on RetroTV on WRTN 6.5

Thanks to Paul, I have an update on WRTN 6.5 (RetroTV). WRTN owner said he was having dish issues with Retro, and that he was trying to fix it. Also, he said he was bringing back Rev'n as well. I would like to thank Paul again for that information, and whenever tv news breaks, I will post it here.

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by "RonG" on 2/11/2017 at 4:58PM   

Tuff TV reappeared on 6.5 today and Retro TV has moved to 6.7. I don't know if this is permanent or not. Ron

by "CompuPaul" on 2/14/2017 at 11:30PM   

Tonight 6.2 is black (was Jewelry TV, so not a great loss), and 6.7 (RetroTV) is frozen. Sigh. Wrote to Rick Goetz and Chris Waller. Hopefully someone can fix it soon.

Posted on 1/25/2017 at 6:10PM

Update on WJNK-LP Channel 34

I know that most people don't think about this station all that much, if at all, but awhile back, they had a permit for a digital channel 28 at 13.3kw in northern Davidson County on the same tower as WNPX, WPGD, and WKUW-LD. That permit expired on Sept. 1, 2015. Now, just today, they have applied to just 'flash-cut' to digital, which means that they will turn off analog channel 34 and turn on digital channel 34 at 15kw, the same power as WKUW-LD channel 40. As of today, they are still broadcasting analog channel 34. Until further news breaks, that's all for now.

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Posted on 1/25/2017 at 5:51PM

WJDE-LD Is Having A Signal Issue

I have heard from several people that they are having trouble receiving WJDE-LD channel 31. I, personally, have never received and am unable to ever receive channel 31. So, I had e-mailed a person related to the station, and they replied back to me. Below is the response I got back.

"Yeah we're having some signal issues today. We hope to have them resolved tomorrow. Stay tuned."

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by "CompuPaul" on 1/26/2017 at 5:36PM   

I've been having problems receiving them too, but I'm on the fringe of being able to receive them anyway. Any minor thing will cause it not to come in. Glad to know it isn't just me and that WJDE is on it.

by "RonG" on 1/26/2017 at 6:34PM   

WJDE is back on the air. It went off sometime around the 16th. or 17th. and came back on the air this afternoon.

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