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    WMDE-TV Wins Reassignment

    WMDE-TV Wins Reassignment

    License moved from Seaford to Dover, Del.

    - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/article/...ignment/270403

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    This is from stvcmty on the TVFool forum:

    Western Pacific Broadcast is getting WMDE’s city of license moved into the Philadelphia DMA, but it will still cover the eastern shore quite well, with spill over into Baltimore and DC. http://www.rabbitears.info/contour.p...=1422060&map=Y
    To get the city of license changed, Western Pacific Broadcast said the transmitter would not need to move, so I wonder if it will stay where it is or if in the future they will move it closer to Dover to get an actual OTA signal into Philadelphia. They might just be gaming for cable distribution?

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    Why does the linked map show coverage coming from the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KML-224 View Post
    Why does the linked map show coverage coming from the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland?
    That's where the transmitter is located, in Wye Mills (Talbot County, actually in Baltimore DMA).

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    And if they broadcast the same thing as their sister station WACP, that means more infomercials.

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    It appears that they could ask for must carry in the Baltimore and DC TV markets, not Philly. WACP has the must carry in Philly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_W View Post
    It appears that they could ask for must carry in the Baltimore and DC TV markets, not Philly. WACP has the must carry in Philly.
    Except it won't qualify for must-carry in DC or Baltimore. Its COL is in the Philadelphia DMA.

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    So, they'll have a douopoly in the Philly area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_W View Post
    So, they'll have a douopoly in the Philly area?
    It appears so. I wonder if Comcast and Fios can fight must-carry of it for duplication of WACP. Basically it'll be infomercials like WACP. The station owner will be clever to run different infomercials or have the infomercials run at different times.

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    From Steve on RadioInsight:

    WMDE is licensed to Dover DE.
    WMDE’s studio is in DC.
    Nielsen says WMDE is part of the Washington , DC (Hagerstown, MD) DMA. (See Exhibit A in most of the docs at https://stations.fcc.gov/station-pro...ission_consent )
    How did all that happen for a crappy VHF-low digital station the FCC created to try and keep stations from using a loop hole to move cross country?
    At the end of the day
    RF 2 for DE is not serving the population of DE.
    RF 5 for DE is not serving the population of DE.

    So after all the gaming and hate between WMDE and KJWP, DE is still sort of served by the DC, Baltimore, and Philly markets with a token effort by some DelMarVa stations.
    http://radioinsight.com/community/to...t/#post-129868

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