NewWave picks another Roberts-owned station for its area customers
UPDATE, 10:30 a.m. TUESDAY: NewWave Communications has obtained another Roberts Broadcasting station ― WZRB out of Columbia, S.C. ― to replace WAZE for its customers in Southeastern Illinois and Southwestern Indiana. No word yet on why the cable company chose that one.
When WAZE-CW19 went off the air unexpectedly this past Thursday afternoon, it left not just viewers in a lurch, but cable and satellite providers as well.
One Tri-State cable company, WOW!, reports via its website that it is "working on alternative means" of delivering CW network programming for its customers.
It's not immediately clear what alternatives are being explored ― which is not too surprising, actually, because it's in WOW's interest to perhaps get a jump on its competitors ― but hopefully we'll know something on that score soon.
Meanwhile, JDTVB readers are making it abundantly clear that they would prefer to see CW programming on Local 7 WTVW. In the ongoing poll ― which remains up for your vote through noon Friday ― here's how things stack up:
- Out of 92 total votes, 69 (75%) want it on Local 7.
- 5 readers (5%) prefer 14WFIE.
- 4 readers (4%) would like it on WTSN/WYYW (Me-TV).
- 2 readers (2%) have picked WEHT Local.
- 7 readers (7%) like WEVV.
- And 5 readers (5%) said "none of the above."
I'll keep you posted.