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O-T-A Channel Changes Southern Ontario and Surrounding States
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Post 61 made on Monday November 5, 2018 at 12:56
rob50312
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WUTV and WNLO have applied to switch frequencies for Repack.WNLO wants to move back to WIVB tower in Colden NY and use RF 36.WUTV wants to use RF 32 and stay on Grand Island.
OP | Post 62 made on Wednesday November 14, 2018 at 17:40
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Thanks for the update ROB!  I've been waiting to post an update until I got more official info.

 [Link: ecfsapi.fcc.gov]
October 30, 2018

According to the FCC:  "The application for rule making has not been filed as of yet."  Sinclair is requesting an "instant" decision.

Note:  this would require permission from I.C.; WBXZ-LP's second request to move to  was made back in May, and I.C. still hasn't answered.

There is chatter that I.C. might hold back on any decision until the steel tariff dispute is over.

Such a change would be worse for those who had difficulty getting WIVB-DT  before -- now they won't be able to get WNLO-DT as well.
OP | Post 63 made on Thursday November 15, 2018 at 18:35
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From the FCC - Regarding border stations and coordination between Canada and the U.S.:

Any proposal that is within our coordination distance from borders are referred to Canada for their consideration after we have determined domestically the proposal is grantable.  If Canada’s response is unfavorable, we let the applicant know to see if they can resolve the issue with technical amendments. Ultimately if not resolvable the proposal will be dismissed.

As for WBXZ-LP:
We are waiting for Canadian response for the above application.
Post 64 made on Thursday November 15, 2018 at 21:43
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I not sure ISED Canada can say anything about WNLO and WUTV switching frequencies as it would not effect any new interference as both signals are approved.It makes no sense not to approve WBXZ change to Rf 23.They can stay on RF 17 and make Global Toronto signal useless in Niagara area.Its terrible when politics rules out over common sense.
OP | Post 65 made on Monday November 26, 2018 at 18:09
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With the cost of upgrading its transmitter to digital  in July 2020 and the financial problems at Corus, there was some doubt that CHEX-2 Oshawa would survive.

Now with the GM shutdown...
OP | Post 66 made on Friday November 30, 2018 at 17:08
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   Closest station affected to Southern/Western Ontario-Western New York area is WNWO-DT  in Toledo Ohio.
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OP | Post 67 made on Wednesday December 12, 2018 at 17:35
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Nexstar's request for change/location change for WIVB-DT is now official.
[Link: enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov]

No change in field values compared with WUTV's assigned .
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