Big Switch: Home Stretch

We’re in the home stretch for The Big Switch from analog to digital TV. The rescheduled deadline from the Federal government is this Friday.

To comply with regulations from the FCC, and to make sure EVERYBODY knows we’re turning off our analog transmitter, we’re required to keep running commercials and news stories about the deadline. That way no one can say they didn’t know.

You’d have to be living under a rock not to know about the Big Switch this Friday. Please bear with us for a few more days while we remind people, just in case!

Speaking of Friday, Bill Walsh and Bill Burr will flip the switch live on our morning news at 6:00am straight up! from our transmitter tower in Awendaw.

Bill Burr is in Columbia today shooting interviews and video for a story that will run on Friday morning about the golden age of TV at WCSC, and why this too, is a big deal in the history of Lowcountry broadcasting. I hope you’ll tune in.

We’ll  have a team of operators standing by on Friday to take viewer questions and try to trouble shoot DTV problems should they arise.

We’ve done many tests to show viewers if they are ready for our Big Switch. Most people are. We’ve received a handful of phone calls with each test. Most problems can be traced to cable TV providers who have a few last minute changes to make to their reception lines.

Cross your fingers. Only six days to go (Saturday!) until you won’t hear us reminding you about the Big Switch!

Keep watching Live 5 News!

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