If An Informercial Station Signs-Off, Does Anyone Know?|
KLDT-TV has a soft spot in my heart. It was the first TV station I ever worked for. The station's first owner wanted to be a low-rent Christian MTV. I got to be one of their V-Jays. The station couldn't afford any on-air staff, so VJing to me meant working master control.
Their license got yanked back in the early 1990s during the last days of Bob Tilton when they tried to turn the station's airtime over to him. I was long-gone before that happened. After briefly returning from the all-infomercial graveyard in the late 1990's to be a real TV station, the station's new owners abandoned actual programing for the quick cash of 30 minute commericals, all the time. Some time in the last several months the station has abandonded its analog signal and switched exclusively to it's digital signal (channel 54). Mind you, it's still all-infomercials and home shopping, so no one is actually watching, but the Geek in me was intrigued to see a call sign on for KLDT-DT 54 instead of KLDT-55...The reason: Money. Some outfit is trying to offer broadband nationally using TV 55. They are paying stations that are currently using that station to leave their analog signals behind.
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