Statement before Glenn A. Walsh
of WQED Multimedia:
Leasing Digital Channels Telephone: 412-561-7876
of WQEX-TV 16 Electronic Mail: < email@example.com >
Internet Web Site: < http://andrewcarnegie2.tripod.com/wqex >
2008 December 18
Good afternoon. I am
Glenn A. Walsh of
Last July, Paul Byers reported to you that, with the conversion to a digital signal, the potential reach of WQEX would expand from the present 1.7 million viewers in analog to 2.8 million viewers in digital. This is yet another reason to never sell-off this extremely valuable resource of WQED Multimedia!
I continue to hope that some day the primary WQEX channel can return to its original educational mission, probably supported with advertising on the now-commercial channel. However, I would have no problem with marketing the WQEX digital sub-channels to help support WQEX.
Call Channel 4 and offer to rebroadcast Channel 4’s two digital channels on the WQEX sub-channels. Why? Well, I live in the South Hills, and even with an outdoor antenna, I cannot receive Channel 4’s digital channels, except for brief and sporadic times when I receive a much degraded picture. Other family members living nearby also cannot receive Channel 4’s digital channels.
As things stand now, come
February, I will have to watch ABC Network television programs on Channel 23 out
By broadcasting Channel 4’s digital channels on the WQEX digital sub-channels, Channel 4 would have more complete coverage of Pittsburgh and WQED Multimedia would generate more revenue—a win-win for everyone! And, the day the primary WQEX channel can afford to return to its educational mission may be even closer.