FCC: No DBS Access To A Gray Channel


Television viewer Barbara Baird of Hyden, Ky., a 30-minute drive to the southwest of Hazard, wanted it.

So did Lora Castle, of Pikeville, Ky., and Tammy Brock, of Warbranch, Ky.

The three Kentucky residents were among the thousands of individuals who made filings in response to a Public Notice with respect to Special Relief and Show Cause Petitions associated with WYMT-57, a Gray Television-owned station serving eastern Kentucky from the city of Hazard.

WYMT is not available for subscribers of either DISH Network or DirecTV in several towns within a half-hour drive of Hazard.

On Wednesday (5/16), Steven A. Broeckaert, the Media Bureau Policy Division’s Senior Deputy Chief, ruled on the matter.

Locals will not be pleased.

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