© 2023 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Stream: News Music Classical

DTV Transition Complete, WLKY Still Broadcasting Analog

The digital television transition was Friday morning but some analog signals are still on the air in Louisville.Starting Saturday, WLKY-TV will participate in an FCC program to help stragglers make the transition to DTV. General Manager Glenn Haygood says the station will broadcast transition information for the next 30 days."We'll insert instead a 15 minute loop that is a DTV education message," he says. "Half of it is in English and the other half of it is in Spanish."A Nielsen report estimated that 2.5 percent of households in Louisville were not ready for today's (Friday's) transition, but Haygood says calls to his station have been mostly from people have prepared for the switch, but are having trouble with their converter boxes."That's the good news," he says. "Everybody is aware of it—it's really just an issue of technically helping people right now."The station's analog signal will also serve as an emergency channel in the case of storms or other urgent situations.

Can we count on your support?

Louisville Public Media depends on donations from members – readers like you – for the majority of our funding. You can help make the next story possible with a donation of $10 or $20. We'll put your gift to work providing news and music for our diverse community.