Sunday, June 14, 2009


I was there when history was made, sort of.

WNEP turned off its analog transmitter at 11:59 Friday night. The transmitter is on Penobscot Knob in Hanover Township. I was at my desk back at the station in Moosic.

Number of phone calls received? Zero! Not one digital related call on my shift, 11 pm Friday to 9 am Saturday. We did get some calls when DirecTV lost our audio feed Saturday morning, but as far as viewers unprepared for the digital switch-- none.

I guess all those months of mind numbing announcements and crawls did the trick.

Thank you for making my night a quiet one.