Last week, Congress voted to delay the nationwide shutoff of analog television. The new date is now June 12th, almost four months later than the original date. The delay is to allow Congress time to find additional funds for the TV converter box coupon program and viewers using antennas more time to get ready.
Here at WAFB, we are rescheduling our switch to all-digital until the new June date. There are a number of reasons for our decision, all having to do with our providing our viewers with the best service possible. Current guidelines prohibit us from switching to our new, more robust digital signal until June. Until we can provide an improved quality digital signal to our entire viewing area, we will continue to broadcast in both analog and digital.