Five local TV stations convert to digital tonight02/17/09 Robert Lorei
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At midnight, five Tampa Bay area TV stations will end their analog broadcasts and switch to digital signals -- despite federal legislation authorizing stations to delay the transition to digital by four months.
The stationâ€™s planning the switch tonight include WEDU, PBS channel three, Sarasotaâ€™s ABC affiliate- WWSB, WCLF- the Christian television station, Univisionâ€™s WVEA and WTTA-Channel 38.
WTTAâ€™s chief engineer, Bob Hardie joins us now. Heâ€™s been active in the local broadcast engineerâ€™s group , trying to get the word out about what digital conversion means for people who do not have satellite or cable, who donâ€™t have a digital television set or who donâ€™t have a digital conversion box already hooked up to their vintage television set.
For more information, visit wedu.org or call our DTV hotline at (813) 254-9338, ext. 3301.