Wilmington Ready to Throw Switch on Digital TV

FCC staff apparently helping spread the word among the nation's DTV pioneers.

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The feds are taking no chances on their first test of the switch to digital TV. The city of Wilmington, N.C., has volunteered to make the jump next week, several months before the rest of the country in February.

Betsy Schiffman at the Epicenter blog says it sounds like Wilmington has been "infested with FCC staffers." This from a Broadcast Newsroom interview with Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo:

The FCC has bent over backwards and has spent a lot of time and resources getting the word out. They contacted all the emergency management people, they contacted city and county officials. They have contacted every public information officer. They have gone to senior citizen centers, churches...

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