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Old 11-28-2011, 09:44 AM
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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The FCC is taking comments on a plan that could ultimately allow a Lincoln TV station to add coverage of Omaha.

FOX affiliate KFXL-TV/51 currently transmits with just 14kW; it proposes moving to channel 15 and upgrading to the maximum DTV power of 1,000kW, which would add about 700,000 people to KFXL's theoretical coverage area.

KFXL is restricted from upgrading on channel 51 because of the FCC's plans to auction channel 52 for other uses.

If the move to channel 15 is approved, KFXL would likely have to continue to remap to virtual channel 51.1 because of overlap with KXVO (Omaha), which broadcasts on channel 38 and remaps to 15, its old analog channel.

KFXL is owned by Lincoln Broadcasting, LLC, and operated by Pappas Telecasting.

The request highlights the unusual TV situation in Nebraska: Lincoln and Omaha are split into separate markets even though they are only about 45 miles apart and Lincoln viewers can easily receive the Omaha stations.

Lincoln is instead paired with the Tri-Cities in central Nebraska but the two regions have different sets of transmitters.

The market's CBS and FOX affiliates cover both regions, but there are separate ABC affiliates on either end of the market and the NBC affiliate doesn't reach Lincoln.

KFXL has been the market's FOX affiliate since 2009, when Pappas shifted the affiliation from two other stations which subsequently went silent.

The FOX programming is relayed on subchannels of Pappas' ABC affiliates in the western part of the market.

KFXL originally signed on as WB affiliate KOWH in 2006 and later became CW affiliate KCWL. (11/28/2011)

Upper Midwest Broadcasting

I think it is fair we get Lincoln stations in Omaha. If Lincoln can get our ABC/Fox/CBS stations easily, why cant it work both ways and we get Lincoln's.

I would prefer KLKN instead cause we could get Retro TV finally in Omaha.

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Old 02-20-2012, 09:10 AM
Location: Columbia, MO
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The title of this thread is misleading. Lincoln stations are not going to "start airing" in Omaha. A second Lincoln station (in addition to KUON/12) will be viewable in parts of the south and west metro after an upgrade. That's all.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:09 PM
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I love the comment about how they split the Omaha and Lincoln markets.. Cause Gretna is only 9 miles from the edge of the Omaha media market but is also continuous with other subdivisions which in turn is continuous with Omaha..

That split in media market may be realist from the ABC viewpoint, but it's an absurd joke considering everything else is continuous.. Lincoln does not have more in common with Lexington than Omaha..
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