Some may wonder how a licensee can be booted off a virtual anything, but this is the case for what is now WJLP-TV Middletown NJ. The station, which is no stranger to controversy, earned the ire of a trio of major television groups – CBS, Meredith and Ion — which joined together to protest the number it was using for its virtual channel.
Two of the protestors were also using virtual Channel 3 and the other virtual Channel 31. Perhaps ironically, the only one of the four stations in the case that was actually on digital Channel 3 is WJLP. It’s owned by PMCM TV and serves the New York market.