The day the TV station died

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Here where Iowa runs into the Mississippi river,
things are usually interesting and sometimes
downright humorous. We now have a battle going on
between the local cable provider and our local NBC
affiliate.

The cable provider is the only game in town for
cable TV, and the TV station is one of the oldest
around so it may take a while.

Since I don’t watch much TV it is no big deal to
me but the wife is fit to be tied. She likes to
watch the Today show and she can’t until something
is worked out.

Not earth shattering news but we find some of the
claims being made questionable. There has been an
8,000% increase in rates? Since our bill hasn’t
gone up we would assume the really nice cable
company is eating a big loss.

The local NBC affiliate wants twice as much as the
other stations? I miss the 24/7 weather channel,
but not that much. We wonder how said station can
justify such an increase if true.

We grew up in an age when TV reception was free,
as long as you had a TV and an antenna. We didn’t
have 15 different remotes either but were well
enough to walk over to the TV and change the
channel if needed.

Only the Lord knows where these discussions will
end and he isn’t talking to me today so we’ll have
to wait and see. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday.
Comments are always welcome.

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2 Responses to The day the TV station died

  1. ekurie says:

    she may have already done this but your wife can probably watch Today on nbc.com. not the best depending on your isp but a stop-gap?

  2. cruisin2 says:

    ekurie,
    thanks for the tip. I’ll let her know. For some reason she can’t stand the morning news on the other two local channels. To me, news is
    news.

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