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FCC Releases Tentative DTV Channel Designations Results
9/7/2006

The FCC has released the results of the final round of DTV channel elections. Twenty stations received tentative DTV channel designations (TCDs), including one made on behalf of a licensee that did not file. Several stations still do not have a TCD, including WABC-TV in New York; WEDH-TV in Hartford, Conn.; KTFK-TV in Stockton, Calif. and KVIE in Sacramento, Calif. The FCC said these would be resolved in a subsequent proceeding.

The FCC reduced the ERP of five TCD licensees to a level that met the 0.1 percent interference standard. Most of these involved high-band VHF channels, with power levels reduced to as little at 2.5 kW (WSWP-TV in Grandview, W.Va.). The Public Notice (DA 06-1675) states the ERP for WNYI in Ithaca, N.Y. was reduced to only 15 W on Channel 20. I hope this is a typo, although WNYI's Channel 52 analog operations are currently licensed at 26 kW ERP.

The public notice contains a table listing all 20 TCDs as well as additional information on how it selected the TCDs.   Print Page