641 Stations Make Digital Switch Feb. 17

  • February 17, 2009
Some 641 stations across the U.S. are saying goodbye--permanently--to their analog broadcasts, sticking with the Feb. 17 digital transition date. (The date has been moved to June 12.) The most populous markets that are cutting analog include San Diego and Santa Barbara, Calif.; Providence, R.I.; La Crosse and Madison, Wis.; Rockford, Ill.; Sioux City, Iowa; Waco, Texas; Macon, Ga.; Scranton, Pa.; and Burlington, Vt., per AP. According to Nielsen, 5.1% or 5.8 million Americans are still not ready for the digital conversion.

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