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

MY TURN: Don't miss the deadline

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

I've used this time often to remind everyone about the "Big Switch" to digital TV. We're now less than a month away from the February 17 deadline, but it's possible that Congress will delay it. That's because the federal government messed up the program that was supposed to supply people with discount coupons to buy the new digital converter boxes.

People who have older televisions and do not subscribe to cable or satellite will need these boxes whenever the switch does occur.

In spite of the possible delay, we're still encouraging people to act now to get ready for the switch. If you need one of these converter boxes, we recommend that you get on the waiting list for the discount coupons as quickly as possible.

You can find more information about how to do that by going on our website or calling us here at the station.

Some of the people who are opposed to a delay for the DTV deadline point out that the procrastinators who are not ready for the switch now will be the same people who will not ready for it on the new date, whenever that is.

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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