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Old 21-Jul-2010, 8:48 PM   #1
mrerick
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Hi, New UNC-TV Transmitter in NC

Hi, Thought I'd thank you for all the work you do on this website, and let you know about our newest transmitter!

Marc

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From Tom Howe, UNC-TV General Manager:


I am excited to share with you the news that at noon today, July 21, 2010, UNC-TV powered on WUNW-TV, UNC-TV's 12th full-power transmitter. This latest transmitter marks the first station added to UNC-TVís network since its addition of WUNU-TV, Lumberton, Channel 31, in 1996.

WUNW-TV, Channel 27, is licensed to Canton, North Carolina, and will be referenced on the revised legal IDs as a dual city: WUNW-TV, Canton/Waynesville. We are beginning operation at reduced power, pending the construction of a new tower.

With this addition, UNC-TV is now a 12-station statewide public television network. Incredibly, the process that brought us to this point was more than 20 years in the making; the application to assign the station to Canton was on file at the FCC for more than 10 years. A 50 percent matching grant of $572,395 from the National Telecommunications Information Associationís Public Television Facilities Program helped fund the construction.

WUNW-TV is providing the first full-power public television service to thousands of viewers in the towns of Canton, Waynesville, Clyde, Lake Junaluska, and the surrounding areas. The site is located atop Chambers Mountain near Clyde, North Carolina.

I know you will join me in complementing our Assistant General Manager Carl Davis, our Chief Engineer Network Don Smith, and our entire engineering team for this accomplishment.

Regards,

Tom

UNC-TV's unique programs and services provide people of all ages
with enriching, life-changing television.

Tom Howe, Director and General Manager, UNC-TV
Telephone: 919.549.7158 E-mail: thowe@unctv.org
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