September 16, 2012
We've taken a number of phone calls and e-mails from people who don't know how to hook up their DTV Converter Boxes. These are difficult calls to take because everyone's setup is going to be slightly different. The folks at the FCC have come up with some basic instructions that should help most people with their situation. Look through the list of setups below and see which one fits your situation best. Click the links for easy-to-follow setup instructions. These instructions should work no matter which converter box you have.
April 9, 2010
KWCH 12 maintains quarterly reports and other records regarding its broadcast of digital transition educational and informational programming. These reports and records are available for inspection by the public during our regular business hours at 2815 East 37 th Street North, Wichita, Kansas. Comments or questions regarding this station's digital transition may be directed to Laverne E. Goering at (316) 831-6050 or by mail at 2815 East 37 th Street North, Wichita, Kansas, 67219.
February 18, 2009
by Cliff Judy (WICHITA, Kan.) Desperation and an overwhelming need. That's what some local workers called the response to the digital transition. While many were ready for the DTV switch, many are now asking for help. The Central Plains Area Agency on Aging aims to help anyone over the age of 60 or disabled. The digital transition has been the agency's biggest task the last several weeks. Workers say the people they help are grateful, but many waited until the last second to ask for assistance.
February 12, 2009
(WICHITA, Kan.) The digital transition is only days away - is your TV set ready? Tuesday at midnight, most TV stations in Kansas, including KWCH, will stop broadcasting an analog signal. If you have cable or satellite TV, you don't have to do anything. But if you receive our signal from an antennae, you will need a converter box. While most people have thought about their home TV sets, other sets are going unnoticed. Just ask Camperland in Wichita. Owner Eddie Hickinbothan has been busy installing converter boxes in his customers recreational vehicles.
January 13, 2009
(WICHITA, Kan.) We're days away from the Digital Television Conversion, and people across the country are getting ready. That means getting DTV converter boxes, getting them set up, and getting used to new technology. Maxine Ford has had two TV's in her eighty years, and had an old Sylvania for about half her lifetime, along with it's remote control. She's fine with the upcoming digital transition. "I think it's nice they get it -- straightened out. The way they they want it. " Ford does have a problem with the transition between her old remote control, and the one for her new converter box. After 45 minutes of trying, she threw up her arms in exasperation.
January 8, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama is urging Congress to postpone the Feb. 17 switch from analog to digital television broadcasting. In a letter to key lawmakers, transition team co-chair John Podesta warned Thursday that too many Americans who rely on analog TV sets to pick up over-the-air broadcasts won't be ready. The incoming administration is pushing for a delay in part because the Commerce Department has run out of money for the coupons that subsidize digital TV converter boxes for consumers.
October 20, 2008
Over the last year, you've heard a lot about television's transition to digital. In less than four months, full-power broadcasters nationwide will be turning off their analog signals and broadcasting in digital only. The transition to digital television has brought a lot of confusion to a once simple task...turning on your TV and tuning in to watch your favorite shows. We've been introduced to all sorts of new terms and phrases as we move into the digital age. This month, KWCH-12 announced we will begin broadcasting Eyewitness News in High Definition.
September 24, 2008
By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even if all goes smoothly, next February's digital television shift is likely to generate hundreds of thousands of complaints from television viewers around the country. A major problem during a test run in Wilmington, N.C., was the inability of over-the-air viewers to receive new digital signals, according to figures collected after the test. Commercial broadcasters in the North Carolina city volunteered to cease analog programming on Sept.
April 21, 2008
by Joan Barrett It's time to pay attention to all of the television spots and news stories regarding the digital transition. If you don't - it may cost you money. Here's why. The federal government is requiring the television industry to complete the transition to digital broadcasting by February 17, 2009. This means, if you receive an analog television signal using an over-the-air antenna - you will no longer receive a picture on February 18, 2009. If you do not have a relatively new TV and do not subscribe to cable or satellite - this means you. So - you have some choices.