Goodbye 87.7, Hello 102.7

Published: Sep. 10, 2008 at 4:54 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2008 at 1:14 AM EDT
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By Dan Ullmer - email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Since the switch to digital, many FM radio listeners have asked about receiving WECT-TV audio on 87.7 FM.

Unfortunately, 87.7 is no longer be available.  We have benefited by having our TV broadcasts on VHF channel 6 which is right next to the FM dial.  Most FM radios tune a little bit out of band and picked up our TV aural carrier.

Television broadcasters are not licensed to broadcast on FM. We just have been able to benefit from having our audio available on the FM band.

Our DTV (HD) digital broadcasts are in the UHF band so it is impossible for FM radios to tune or decode the audio.  This feature will be missed.

We have an agreement with a radio partner, Cumulus Broadcasting, station WGNI, at 102.7 on the FM dial.

Emergency News and Weather will be broadcast on their radio station so you can get the latest emergency information even if you are away from your TV.

Click here for other answers to questions you may have about digital viewing.

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