Sunday, March 07, 2010

Digital TV Antenna

Digital TV Antenna - WGHP/Fox 8 will turn off its channel-8 digital transmitter on Monday, switching over permanently to its channel 35 transmitter.

After last June's digital transition, WGHP found that many of its viewers could not pick up its digital VHF signal on channel 8, either because the signal was not strong enough or because many customers had the wrong type of antennas for VHF broadcasts. WGHP got "special temporary authority" from the Federal Communications Commission to run its signal on both channel 8 and UHF station channel 35 while it figured out whether it could boost the VHF signal or whether it would need to switch to UHF permanently.

The station found that some customers, especially ones without outside antennas, could not pick up the VHF digital signal. The other stations in the market broadcast on UHF.

"It certainly costs us more for electricity and maintenance (to run UHF)," said Ross Mason, the chief engineer at WGHP. "But when customers can't get us, you can't just say, ‘Too bad, get cable.' Being on 35 was the only viable solution."

The channel-8 transmitter will be switched off shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. Some customers may need to rescan their digital-converter boxes to pick up UHF channel 35 if their boxes had been able to pick up channel 8 before. Most boxes translate the channel number to 8, since that is the number traditionally associated with WGHP, even if they are actually broadcasting channel 35.

The station has not figured out what it will do with the VHF channel-8 transmitter equipment, Mason said.

Jennifer Ehle, a Winston-Salem native, has been cast in a new fantasy-adventure series on HBO.

She will join Sean Bean, Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones, a series based on the popular fantasy book series by author George R.R. Martin. Production will begin in Belfast this June, according to the Hollywood Reporter

Digital TV Antenna

ACC Tournament 2010 Bracket

ACC Tournament 2010 Bracket - The Big East Tournament will start on Tuesday, March 9th with the opening round. The men’s 2010 Big East Tournament Bracket is all set with #1 Syracuse being the favorite of the tournament. Normally there are more Big East teams that are confident in a NCAA tourney bid but this year it will be different. The 2010 Big East Tournament Bracket could make or break a team from making it to the big dance. For the teams from the Big East that already have a bid in the NCAA Tournament they can improve their seeding by performing well in the 2010 Big East Tournament.

In my opinion the three best teams in the 2010 Big East Tournament Bracket are #1 ranked Syracuse, Villanova and West Virginia. The Big East Tournament is perhaps one of the strongest with so many talented teams. If you were a betting man you could assume that the Big East or the ACC will come away with the National Title this year. When you are betting on the 2010 Big East Tournament Bracket do not count our Pittsburgh or Georgetown since they could do very well.

ACC Tournament 2010 Bracket

Daylight Savings Time 2010

Daylight Savings Time 2010 - Daylight savings time 2010, when it begins. Daylight Saving Time begins each year at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March. Move clocks ahead one hour at the start of Daylight Saving Time.

Standard Time begins each year at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November. Move your clocks back one hour at the resumption of Standard Time. Daylight Saving time and Time zones are regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, not by NIST.

In 2009, Daylight Saving Time begins on March 8 and ends on Nov.1.

In 2010, Daylight Saving Time begins on March 14 and ends on Nov.7.

Daylight Savings Time 2010

Mark Linkous

Mark Linkous - Rock singer Mark Linkous, frontman with US band Sparklehorse, has killed himself, according to a statement from his family to Rolling Stone magazine.
"It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and family member Mark Linkous took his own life today," the family said.

His four acclaimed Sparklehorse albums led him to be regarded by many as a hero of the US alternative rock scene.

His work included collaborations with Tom Waits, PJ Harvey and Danger Mouse.
His family said in the statement: "We are thankful for his time with us and will hold him forever in our hearts. May his journey be peaceful, happy and free. There's a heaven and there's a star for you."

Virginia-born singer-songwriter Linkous - thought to be in his 40s - released the first Sparklehorse album Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot in 1995.

The following year, he "died" for two minutes after ingesting a dangerous mix of Valium and antidepressants while supporting Radiohead on tour in the UK.

Mark Linkous

Adam Gadahn

Adam Gadahn - Adam Gadahn, who was brought up in California, describes Major Nidal Hasan as a pioneer who should serve as a role model for other Muslims.
He urges Muslims in America to carry out attacks against US and Western targets.
Major Hasan has been charged with the murder of 13 people after a shooting spree at the Fort Hood base in Texas.

He has been described as a devout Muslim whose commitment to the army may have been broken by his opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

There is a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Adam Gadahn, who is also known as Azzam al-Amriki.

He appeared in the video posted on a radical Islamic website wearing white robes and a white turban.

Gadahn was charged wtih treason in 2006 after converting to Islam and joining al Qaeda.

Adam Gadahn

Disney Princess Half Marathon

Disney Princess Half Marathon - Disney Princess half marathon & Disney Princess half marathon results. You may do a double take this weekend as 18,000 Disney Princesses take to the roads of Walt Disney World for the second annual Disney’s Princess Half Marathon. That’s nearly twice as many as ran last year. A plus, because it’s all for a good cause The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Also returning is Disney’s Fit For A Princess Expo. It is open to the public and is a great place for women to learn about health and wellness. Find it at the newly re-branded ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

“Every woman wants their chance to feel like a princess and this event allows them to embrace the attributes Disney princesses embody: commitment, courage, determination, fantasy, perseverance and strength,” said Disney Sports Area Manager Kathleen Duran. “This event is all about princesses and spreading the message of health and wellness to women of all fitness levels while incorporating the glamour and grace of the Disney princesses.”

Disney Princess Half Marathon

Betty Nguyen Leaving CNN

Betty Nguyen Leaving CNN - Betty Nguyen Leaving Cnn, Betty Nguyen is leaving CNN and joining the network as a full-time CBS News Correspondent as of March 11th. Nguyen will anchor “CBS Morning News” and report for “The Early Show.”

Nguyen joined CNN in 2004 and is an anchor for the weekend editions of “CNN Newsroom.” “She has a great on-air presence and brings a tremendous amount of hard news reporting and anchoring experience to CBS News,” said CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus in a release.

Prior to her time at CNN, Nguyen started her career as an anchor at two CBS affiliates in Texas, first at KWTX in Waco, then KTVT in Dallas. Full announcement after the jump.
More: TVNewser has an email that current “CBS Morning News” anchor Michelle Gielan sent to colleagues early today in which she announces that she’s leaving CBS News in the next few months.

Betty Nguyen Leaving CNN