Comcast to pull plug on WYCN Channel 13 in Nashua on Sept. 3 despite outcry
"They said ( Monday) they are sticking to their original position, and they are turning us off on Sept. 3," said reporter Carolyn Choate, who is also the program manager for the low-power station that covers news and community events in the Greater Nashua area.
Comcast has said it is dropping the station because of its lack of community programming, and Choate acknowledges under its former owners that local news had slipped. But Over The Air, or OTA Broadcasting, a Virginia-based company owned by computer pioneer Michael Dell, bought TV 13 last spring and has been rebuilding its community programming with Choate and her husband, Gordon Jackson.
But Comcast, which has a reputation for being responsive to viewers' interests and needs, has been tone deaf on the issue of TV 13.
Although there has been speculation that the cable company may want the bandwidth freed up for other services and products, Comcast has only said that TV 13's local programming is lacking.
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