TVNewsCheck’s List of Old, New Channel Assignments, Version 2

Once again I have emerged from the depths of Excel — this time with TVNewsCheck‘s  latest version of our chart of old and new channel assignments originally posted on Friday, April 14.

I want to thank everyone for sending comments to point out problems with the initial version. As I mentioned when I posted it, I knew there would be errors. I believe you will find this version to be much improved. It’s available here.

Perhaps the most important change is the correction of the column headings for current and new channels, which I inadvertently transposed on the first version.

I have also included the transition phase assignments for each station in Version 2 of this chart. Each station’s transition phase started Friday, April 13. Two other phase dates are important: when testing begins and its completion date.

Testing Begins:

  • Phase 1 = Sept. 14,, 2018
  • Phase 2 = Dec. 1, 2018
  • Phase 3 = April 13, 2019
  • Phase 4 = June 22, 2019
  • Phase 5 = Aug. 3, 2019
  • Phase 6 = Sept. 7, 2019
  • Phase 7 = Oct. 19, 2019
  • Phase 8 = Jan. 18, 2020
  • Phase 9 = March 14, 2020
  • Phase 10 = May 2, 2020

Completion dates are:

  • Phase 1 = Nov. 30, 2018
  • Phase 2 = April 12, 2019
  • Phase 3 = June 21, 2019
  • Phase 4 = Aug. 2, 2019
  • Phase 5 = Sept. 6, 2019
  • Phase 6 = Oct. 18, 2019
  • Phase 7 = Jan. 17, 2020
  • Phase 8 = March 13, 2020
  • Phase 9 = May 1, 2020
  • Phase 10 =July, 3, 2020

Two other notes. First, the cities associated with each call sign come from the FCC. There are a handful (fewer than a dozen) that I confirmed online either because the commission omitted them, which I doubt, or I fumbled things moving the info from one Excel table to another.

Second, I have omitted the Canadian stations because I only have so much time before the NAB Show. I will do them separately in the future, but I doubt I can get them done before going to Las Vegas. I also do not see the Mexican stations impacted by the repack in the FCC documents. I will do those, too, in the future, if and when I can find them.

I hope you find this helpful, and thanks for your patience.

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