Jake's DTV Blog ceased regular operations as of Oct. 1, 2013. Certain features on the information pages (accessible above) are still being updated, but news updates are no longer being posted.

For national TV news and information, visit TVNewsCheck. For radio information, visit All Access. For Indiana TV and radio info, see Blaine Thompson's Indiana RadioWatch.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

JDTVB: Still Your TV & Radio Information Headquarters

While JDTVB has ceased normal operations, it occurred to me recently that, as the calendar switches from 2013 to 2014, there can still be an informational mission for this site that doesn't require my daily involvement.  How?

Well, try out these ways:

JDTVB'S MASTER LIST OF TRI-STATE RADIO STATIONS: Compiled annually and available upon request in printable PDF form since 2008, the 2013 Sixth Edition is now available to all right here from the site.

JDTVB'S TV STATION GUIDE: Now focusing solely on the Evansville TV market, the list includes links to lists of stations for neighboring markets as well. (Those lists are from Trip Ericson's excellent RabbitEars site. Be sure to tell him I sent you.)

CABLE/SATELLITE CHANNEL GUIDES: This is one page I update whenever I can. It includes every local cable company and also Dish and DirecTV.

WEATHER RADIO and SPORTS information ... two more staples of this site I try to keep constantly updated.

And you may have also noticed, lately, that you can track your local gas prices on the right side of the site.  Just punch in your zip code and find the cheapest gas in your town.  I find it incredibly useful now that I'm a commuter, and I hope you will, too.

Thank you all for your support over the past five-plus years, and Happy New Year!

Monday, September 30, 2013

So long, for now ...

Well, folks ... this is it: My last post.

It's been an amazing five years. What started as a hobby to keep my mind active turned into something much more than I ever dreamed it could, and for that, I thank each of you.

I've had more fun than anyone should be allowed to have, and the experience has been better than I deserved, but the time has come to bring this chapter of my life to a close. I'm very much a subscriber to the school of thought that you should always leave the people wanting a little more. And, judging from some of your comments to me via email, on here or on Facebook, that's what I've done.

That said, this is not, by any means, a goodbye. I'll still be on Facebook and Twitter. Look me up.

And I've still got email. If you've got a question from time to time, drop me a line.  I might answer you. (Of course I'll answer you. It might take a while at times, but I will. I promise.)

If you want to keep up with things that are going on in the world of broadcasting, I would like to take a moment to give you some sites that I have used and will continue to use.  These may be handy for you:

Thanks again ... and stay tuned.

FCC Report - 9/30/13

FM Auxiliary Transmitting Antenna Applications for License to Cover Auxiliary Permit Accepted for Filing

  • WKDQ, 99.5 FM, Henderson, Ky.; Townsquare Media of Evansville/Owensboro, Inc. License to cover auxiliary permit.

Digital TV Applications for Transfer of Control Accepted for Filing

  • WEHT, ch. 7, Evansville, Ind.; Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. Voluntary Transfer of Control from ABRY Broadcast Partners II, L.P. (de facto control) to Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.
  • WTWO, ch. 36, Terre Haute, Ind.; Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. See WEHT, above.