Safety net in Wilmington


North Carolina’s southeast market, Wilmington, is just three weeks away from going digital, making good on its promise to provide a DTV test case for the rest of the United States. But three full and two low power stations are going to keep their analog ghosts up and running after Wilmington’s 9/8/08 DTV deadline through the end of September. Although entertainment programming on the stations will migrate to their digital facilities, the analogs will continue to provide information on the DTV transition. Stations will also have the option to provide emergency information on their old analog channels after Wilmington’s early deadline goes into effect. The participating stations include WWAY (ABC), WSFX-TV (FOX), WECT (NBC), WILM-LP (CBS) and W51CW (Trinity Broadcasting).