> > I think it had very little to do with LBJ's clout.
> > Proximity meant that channels that were assigned in Austin
> > couldn't be used in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, San
> > or Waco/Temple. Since Austin wasn't really a very big
> > in 1952 when the FCC was finalizing it's table of
> > allotments, it isn't surprising that Austin didn't get
> > than one of those prime VHF allotments.
> > From what I've read, LBJ's clout did come in handy for
> > assuring that his was his wife that would win the
> > construction permit for that one VHF allotment in Austin.
> > Oh, and channel 7 in Austin hasn't had the KLBJ call
> > in over thirty years. It has been KTBC since Lady Bird
> > the station to Times Mirror in 1973. But the KLBJ call
> > letters did live on in the AM and FM radio stations that
> > been commonly owned with channel 7 until the Times Mirror
> > sale.
> How about looking at South Bend Indiana, where there isn't a
> single VHF station. Their lowest channel is 16 and their
> channel lineup is:
> 16 WNDU (NBC)
> 22 WSBT (CBS)
> 25 WMWB-LP (WB)
> 28 WSJV (FOX)
> 34 WNIT (PBS)
> 46 WHME (IND-Religious)
> 57 WBND-LP (ABC)
> 69 WAAT-LP (IND)
> I don't remember what their channel lineup will be once NTSC
> is gone, but I do know Weigel will have to get new channels
> for 57 & 69, and 28 will remain the same since their digital
> is 58 (which bumped WBND-LP to 57), and 28 will go ND
> (currently directional), knocking a LP station in Chicago
> off 28 since they use the -LP suffix on their calls.
Huntsville AL is the same way with the exception of WTZT-LP on channel 11 (formerly on 28) of Athens
WTZT-LP 11 (IND)
WHDF 15 (UPN)
WHNT 19 (CBS)
WHIQ 25 (PBS)
WAAY 31 (ABC)
WAFF 48 (NBC)
WZDX 54 (FOX)