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WKUW and Bowling Green News

- Posted July 5th, 2022 at 1:22pm
I have found out some more info on WKUW channel 40. They have now filed for an STA (Special Temporary Authority), in other words letting the FCC know that they are not on the air and won't be on the air for a certain amount or unknown amount of time. They have said in the filing that "High temperatures have burned out several of the rigid coaxial lines. The Licensee "(the owner)" has ordered replacement parts and will work diligently to facilitate an expeditious return to licensed operations." I will keep you updated on this as soon as I hear anything else.

Also, there are two bits of info coming out from Bowling Green, KY. One is that Rick, the owner of WRTN, has been holding onto a construction permit for a new channel on channel 29. The reason he hasn't gone forward with that channel is because before he could, WKGB (PBS Bowling Green, KY) was assigned channel 29 from the FCC in the last channel assignment. Now, he has applied to change channels to 26. More details when they will come available. The second piece of news from Bowling Green is that WDNZ channel 11 near Glasgow, is not only changing channels to channel 8, but also moving from eastern Warren County to right smack dab into the center of Bowling Green on a shorter tower. When these two changes will happen, I don't know. It may be a while down the road. Once I hear anything happening, of course, I will let you know. Until more news breaks, that's all for now.


- Posted on July 5th, 2022 at 5:26pm

I figured WDNZ had to come back online sometime in the future but I am too far out to get it reliably. What is the channel 26 you're referring to?

- Posted on July 6th, 2022 at 3:06am

What channel 26 I am referring to is a channel that hasn't seen the light of day yet. A few years back, Rick applied for a station to broadcast on channel 29 and was granted a permit for it, but before he could bring it to the airwaves, the FCC changed channels around and gave WKGB channel 29 to broadcast on. Now, Rick has applied to change the channel on that permit to channel 26. Again, this station hasn't been constructed yet. It is just in the application phase right now. Now, the FCC has to grant it in order for him to build it.

- Posted on July 6th, 2022 at 3:59am

I understand now. I just misread the message. Well I hope to see more channels come to the Bowling Green area in the future.

- Posted on July 7th, 2022 at 2:38am

That must have been some bad quality cable channel 40 was using? I've never heard of anything like that happening before.

- Posted on July 10th, 2022 at 9:02pm

I seen channel 35 in Cookeville has put in a license to cover and I should be able to receive it as soon as it comes online. It expires 7-30-22.

- Posted on July 10th, 2022 at 10:05pm

Yeah, I saw that too, but there's two things. One, that expiration date is not the real expiration date. You have to wait until the FCC grants it to see the expiration date, and even then, that date doesn't really matter. Because, second, usually when a station applies for a license to cover, that means they are already on the air. You see, a station comes on the air, then, they apply for a license. So, if you are either in or around the Cookeville area and you don't receive 35 right now, then I have to say that they were on the air for maybe 10 to 20 minutes just enough to say they were on the air and then they turn it back off. So, that they can then be able to apply for a license to cover.

- Posted on July 10th, 2022 at 11:05pm

I live at the very end of the reception area according to rabbitears. But I haven't scanned in anything so far. I understand now since you have explained it to me what it actually means when they apply for a license to cover.

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