Thursday, August 03, 2006

Nexstar Files Extension to Increase DTV Power

Nexstar, the parent company of KARK/Little Rock and KTAL/Shreveport, is asking the FCC to grant them an extension in the deadline to up the power for some of its station's DTV signal. KTAL is one of those stations. Nexstar says can't afford to make the needed upgrades at the moment. Read the full letter HERE.

12 Comments:

At 1:18 PM, August 03, 2006, Anonymous TTFN said...

How about Nextstar start by paying their employees enough money to live on. Then get a Satalite truck, then a new set, a doppler radar, a way to have live shots that don't look like they're from the moon walk. I guess once they get all of that they can get HD for the 9,000 or so people who suffer through a newscast in Eastern Oklahoma/ Texarkana.
I do think both of Nexstar's stations have talent, I just think Shreveport is more like a 1980's station while the other shreveport stations are like 1998.
Channel 4 is on par and doing much better than in the early 90's.

 
At 3:16 PM, August 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this is turning into the Nexstar blog.

 
At 5:31 PM, August 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not that it's turning into the nexstar blog, it's just that no one else is doing stuff that merits posting except nexstar. Nexstar sucks.

 
At 7:58 PM, August 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Untrue, things from other stations are being ignored.

 
At 9:36 PM, August 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i live down in a rural area and get PERFECT digital HDTV with an antenna - better than anything cable ever tried to offer. but since deathstar's stations aren't full power DTV I can't watch 'em since I no longer have an analog tuner for my HD monitor.

as crappy as deathstar stations are it's no big loss for me.

 
At 8:19 PM, August 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK is full power DTV. By the way, KATV is still working on their transition to full power.

 
At 3:14 PM, August 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KNWA-DT is not even on the air yet Deatstar has also filed for an extension of time for this pitiful station.

 
At 3:44 PM, August 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With rare exceptions, television (and radio) stations are now owned by investors, not broadcasters. These days, the licensees are supremely interested in resale value vs. just cash flow. Stations are investment commodity, not a privilege that comes with serious obligations. The Dem-Gaz is a far better newspaper than many others in comparable markets. A key reason is because Hussman lives in the market and wants to be well thought of by his neighbors. Nexstar is obviously under much financial pressure; too bad for NWA–viewers and staff– that Griffin decided to cash out.

 
At 9:59 PM, August 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yea I forgot how better it was when Griffin had the station. Are you kidding me? KNWA has a way to go but it's a lot better and at least it has a chance now for the future.

 
At 10:30 PM, August 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree Nexstar needs to first pay it's employees! Nexstar can not pull the "Nexstar's poor" card. Nexstar needs to live up to it's obligations and dish out the money that is being required of them or GET OUT OF THE TV BUSINESS! Who do I send the letter asking for no extension for Nexstar.

 
At 12:24 PM, August 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Duane Lammers and Perry Sook are getting paid by Nexstar

 
At 12:59 PM, August 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEXSTAR PLEASE PLEASE SELL KTAL PLEASE PLEASE!!! BRING US OUT OF THE 80S!!!

 

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