GoCom Illinois Stations Dark To Cable One Subs

Cable One/Sparklight said its customers in the Springfield-Urbana, Ill., area lost access to three GoCom Media stations on Dec. 31 after retransmission consent talks broke down, adding that it is still in talks regarding two other nearby stations owned by Block Communications and Sinclair Broadcast Group. GoCom owns Fox affiliate WSRP-WCCU in Springfield, as well as WBUI (CW) in the same area. The stations are managed by Sinclair through a joint services/shared services agreement.

DMA 86

Repack Cost Kills Noncom KNCT Killeen, TX

The Central Texas College Board Of Trustees voted to pull the plug on KNCT Killeen, Texas, the region’s only PBS station. KNCT GM Max Rudolph said the station was faced with a significant amount of expense to move the station from ch. 46 to ch. 17, which would cost about $4.4 million.

DMA 163: BLUEFIELD-BECKLEY-OAK HILL, WV

Transmitter Malfunction Knocks Off WOAY

DMA 36

WOTH Cincinnati Goes Dark On Jan. 23

‘Dark’ Renewed For Second Season By Netflix

DMA 13

WUSF Tampa Donates License To WEDU

The University of South Florida’s WUSF Tampa, Fla., is donating its license to another Tampa noncommercial station, Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting’s WEDU, which will change the former station’s call letters to WEDQ and continue to air its programs.

DMA 7: WASHINGTON

WJAL To Go Dark Following Spectrum Auction

Hagerstown, Md.-based independent WJAL will stop broadcasting at midnight Saturday because the Entravision Communications station’s bandwidth was purchased by the federal government for $26.7 million in the FCC’s incentive auction.

DMA 11: TAMPA, FL

Noncom WUSF To Go Dark On Oct. 15

The Tampa, Fla., PBS outlet owned by the University of South Florida will go off the air following the sale of its spectrum for $18.7 million in the FCC’s incentive auction. The school’s two FM stations will remain on the air.

DMA 50 (MEMPHIS)

WREG Transmitter Down For Two Hours Wednesday