Fiirst the good news. Selective TV has completed a contract with CBS to keep WCCO/CBS available over the air in our area. From our perspective the contract is not all that we had hoped for but we felt that our first obligation was to the viewers in our area. The new channels are 4.1 and 4.2. In fact the new channels are already up and running so you can use auto program on your television to get the new channels. This will also make things much easier for people who had to either point their antenna toward westport for 7 and 42, or toward garfield for the Selective TV channels, now everything will come from the Selective TV tower. So that’s good news indeed, now the bad news.
The bad news is that viewer contributions continue to fall below operating expenses. If this continues not only will we lose CBS we will also lose all of the other channels Selective TV provides. This is not an exaggeration. I really hope everyone who uses the service that Selective TV provides will take this to heart and start to do their part in keeping Selective TV on the air. The minimum suggested donation is $120.00 a year. Checks can be sent to Selective TV, 2308 S. Broadway, Alexandria MN 56308, you can also contribute on line at selectivetv.org
Thanks to all of you who took the time to express your views, and a special thanks to all of you who took the time and made the effort to contact WCCO and CBS to make your views known to them.
So lets celebrate keeping WCCO/CBS available over the air in our part of the state with the hope that we can also celebrate a dramatic increase in the number of viewers providing financial support so that we can keep Selective TV on the air for a long time to come.