The transition should go on as scheduled unless;
- There is sufficient public outcry in a market to merit a delay in a station's transition.
- There are financial hardships that keep a station from transitioning.
Also, let me say that delays should not be "across the board". It should be on a case by case basis. Meaning, if you have a PBS and NBC station in the market, and the public is only concerned about the NBC making the transition ... allow the PBS to go.
Likewise, with revenues being 32% down at most stations, forcing a station to transition may cause the station to enter bankruptcy or have to terminate jobs to stay afloat. (Which has already happened in some markets).
The government better be careful, else the next bailout will be for over the air television. The NTIA, FCC, and Congress has really messed this whole thing up.
Frederick R. Vobbe, Allen County Ohio - Grid EN70wr
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