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MoMan55
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I recently lost the pbs channel 42 WOSU from Columbus Ohio. I still get WVPB from Huntington WV. Since I live in South Shore KY, why don't I get channel 25 from Ashland Ky or one of the Lexington Ky channels?

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Chadt41411
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You likely are not in that DMA.

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MoMan55
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To whom should I address this issue to try and receive a more local channel?

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Chadt41411
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MoMan55 wrote:
To whom should I address this issue to try and receive a more local channel?

Nielsen Media Inc, and the FCC. Nielsen draws the boundaries and the FCC enforces them.

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ZZV43701
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I'm between 2 local PBS stations, one of them being WOSU, and only receive the national LOW-RES PBS feed.

fwiw - DMA map shows I am in no zone, but surrounding counties on all 4 sides are in Columbus Oh.

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crodrules
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MoMan55 wrote:
I recently lost the pbs channel 42 WOSU from Columbus Ohio. I still get WVPB from Huntington WV. Since I live in South Shore KY, why don’t I get channel 25 from Ashland Ky or one of the Lexington Ky channels?

When I was last in that part of the state, Dish offered both of those (Ohio and West Virginia) PBS channels, plus a state-wide KET (Kentucky Educational Television) feed. Apparently things have changed since then. I have no idea why Dish dropped WPBO channel 42 from Portsmouth (a repeater station of WOSU channel 34 Columbus).

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crodrules
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ZZV43701 wrote:
I'm between 2 local PBS stations, one of them being WOSU, and only receive the national LOW-RES PBS feed.

fwiw - DMA map shows I am in no zone, but surrounding counties on all 4 sides are in Columbus Oh.

It sounds like you are in the Zanesville DMA. (Yes, Nielsen still considers Zanesville to be a separate DMA, even though most of the channels in that package are actually from Columbus.)

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ZZV43701
Camera Crew
Correct - wonder why no PBS station? I understand the NBC as there is an affiliate.Columbus or Athens PBS - or both.

Just sucks to have no local PBS - yet I support PBS, and nothing but low-def.