MY TURN: Goodbye to analog TV! - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

MY TURN: Goodbye to analog TV!

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

Well it's finally here! Early Friday morning, engineers here at WMC-TV 5 turned off our analog transmitter and turned on a brand new, high power transmitter to complete the Big Switch.

Despite an unprecedented public information campaign, we believe that thousands of people in the MidSouth were not prepared for this transition.

Many of these people may be elderly folks who simply do not have the resources or technical knowledge needed to make this change.

If you know someone who may fall into this category, please check up on them today to see if they need help working through this transition to digital TV.

By the way, discount coupons are still available from the federal government and converter boxes are still on the shelves at many local retailers.

Here at WMC-TV 5 we'll be manning the telephones to help people who may be having difficulty. You can reach us at 901-726-0555 or toll free 877-287-9958.

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