Nashua’s WYCN-TV13 finally goes off the air
“It’s official,” said TV13 station manager Carolyn Choate, who flipped on her television around 6 a.m. and discovered that the local station was gone. “It’s the end of an era.”
“We are going to remain hopeful that once we go digital Comcast will find a spot for us on their digital tier,” Choate said.
Early in the summer, Comcast said the station was no longer producing local programming.
Nashua rallied to TV13 defense, and many people wrote letters and signed petitions.
“We are deeply gratified that the entire New Hampshire delegation as well as Gov. Hassan, bipartisan members of the Legislature, and the state’s business and nonprofit leaders thought so highly of the station as to petition Comcast on its behalf,” Choate said. “To the 2,300 souls that signed the online and paper petitions — and the many volunteers and businesses who helped us gather them — we can’t thank you enough not only for giving voice to the greater Nashua community but for supporting TV13 Nashua these many years.”
Comcast has been promoting other services, such as home security systems, and Choate and Jackson wonder if TV 13 was shut down to increase the company’s transmission capabilities for those products.
“The eradication of localism, our community’s self-identity, has suffered yet another blow,” she said.
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