Monday, December 19, 2005

Hold off on that plasma screen!

Late breaking update on high definition. Just talked with KOAA/Channels 5&30 GM Dave Whitaker about the station's jump to high definition. He says it's not looking good to have it done in time for the Olympics.

"We're already a week behind," he said. "We really, really, really want it, but if it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen."

KOAA has the equipment in hand, but needs a break in our string of sub-zero temperatures to pour concrete (apparently Monday's balmy temperatures aren't enough). On the plus side, Whitaker said once KOAA gets its HD transmitter up and running, they'll have the most powerful signal in the whole state.


At 8:21 PM, December 20, 2005, Blogger TallGuy said...

Great news except for the timing!

At 12:32 AM, August 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have been hearing since 2001 that KOAA is "working on getting HDTV" in Colorado Springs. It seems if it's not the FCC's fault, then it's the weathers fault...too cold...well, it has beenn "too hot" lateley and still nothing. It might be because it's "too much rain", WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG?


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