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FCC hosts Digital Television transition clinics in Memphis

To ease the transition from analog to digital television for Memphis consumers, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will have representatives available at six Memphis-area locations throughout the next week. The national transition to digital television will take place on Friday, June 12.

Consumers who use an antenna to get free, over-the-air programming could lose their television signals  on June 12 if they haven’t taken steps to make their televisions DTV-ready.

FCC representatives will be available at each event to demonstrate how to properly transition from analog to digital television and provide materials that consumers can take home with them to better prepare for the transition. Consumers can register for a coupon which will allow them to purchase a digital-to-analog converter box. 

WHAT:  FCC hosts digital television transition clinics in preparation for June 12 national transition to digital television.

WHEN: 

 Event #1 – Saturday, June 6
 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 Sears – Hickory Ridge Mall (electronics section)
 6210 Hickory Ridge Mall
 Memphis, TN 38115

 Event #2 – Tuesday, June 9
 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 Wesley Senior Ministries’ Graceland Gardens
 1430 Graceland Pines
 Memphis, TN 38116

 Event #3 – Tuesday, June 9
 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 Memphis Area Transit Authority
   North End Terminal
 444 N. Main St.
 Memphis, TN 38103


 Event #4 – Wednesday, June 10
 10:30 a.m. to noon
 J.K. Lewis Senior Center
 118 North Parkway
 Memphis, TN 38105 

 Event #5 – Wednesday, June 10
 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 Memphis Area Transit Authority
   North End Terminal
 444 N. Main St.
 Memphis, TN 38103
 
 Event #6 – Thursday, June 11
 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 Poplar-White Station Branch Library
 5094 Poplar Ave.
 Memphis, TN 38117
 Call LINC at (901) 415-2700 for more information.

 Event #7 – Thursday, June 11
 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Whitehaven Branch Library
 4120 Millbranch Rd.
 Memphis, TN 38116
 Call LINC at (901) 415-2700 for more information.
 
About DTV:
Digital television (DTV) is an advanced broadcasting technology that improves picture and sound quality, and provides more channels and program choices.  The switch from analog to digital was authorized by the U.S. Congress, with June 12, 2009, as the final date when full- power television stations must cease broadcasting analog signals.  In addition to its other benefits, the switch to digital broadcasts will free up valuable spectrum for public safety communications (such as police, fire departments and rescue squads), and advanced mobile wireless services (such as wireless broadband). For the latest and most up-to-date information, please visit www.dtv.gov, or contact the DTV hotline, an extension of the FCC Consumer Center’s existing toll free number, at 1-888-CALLFCC (1-888-225-5322). News about the Federal Communications Commission can also be found on the Commission’s website www.fcc.gov.

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