Well, then I stand at least partially corrected, and this was for a renewal that would terminate before Dec 31, 2005. When applied against the law, it means that the analog cutoff date is December 31, 2006 or later. My "point" was that it would be later. So, it sounds like you were SURE. It's always nice to get real data points. John Willkie -----Original Message----- From: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of John Shutt Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 2:40 AM To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [opendtv] Re: Barriers eroding to LCD TV adoption Here is the exact wording of our 1997 license renewal: LICENSE RENEWAL AUTHORIZATION THIS IS TO NOTIFY YOU THAT YOUR APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF LICENSE, BRET-19970602KY, WAS GRANTED ON 09/25/1997 FOR A TERM EXPIRING ON 10/01/2005 AND IS SUBJECT TO THE CONDITION THAT ON DECEMBER 31, 2006, OR BY SUCH OTHER DATE AS THE COMMISSION MAY ESTABLISH IN THE FUTURE UNDER SECTION 309(j) (14) (A) AND (B) OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT, THE LICENSEE SHALL SURRENDER EITHER ITS ANALOG OR ITS DIGITAL TELEVISION CHANNEL FOR REALLOCATION OR REASSIGNMENT PURSUANT TO COMMISSION REGULATIONS. THE CHANNEL RETAINED BY THE LICENSEE WILL BE USED TO BROADCAST DIGITAL TELEVISION ONLY AFTER THIS DATE. CHANNEL: 23 BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICH. STATE UNIV. 283 COMM. ARTS BLDG. WILSON ROAD EAST LANSING, MI 48824 THIS IS YOUR LICENSE RENEWAL AUTHORIZATION FOR STATION WKAR-TV. THIS CARD MUST BE POSTED WITH THE STATION'S LICENSE CERTIFICATE AND ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS. FACILITY ID: 6104 LOCATION: EAST LANSING, MI It can be found on the web at: <http://svartifoss2.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/pubacc/Auth_Files/247699.pdf> So, yeah, I think you're wrong. Sorry. John Shutt ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Willkie" <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxx> > I'm wrong, John? Are you SURE that the language reflects actual practice, > or CAN? If you are, could you please list any TV station whose license > renewal was granted after Jan 1, 2000 that contains a proviso (as all > licenses do) that details the license expires on or before the normal seven > year term? ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.