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2Los Angeles CAKVCRUHF->VHF$157M
"The District will continue operating KVCR-TV's free on-air PBS broadcast, and viewers who have cable and satellite carriage will not notice any difference resulting from the technical changes." Per FAQ, will be moving to Low VHF
San Bernardino Community College District
http://kvcr.org/pressrelease / http://kvcr.org/faq
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5DallasTXKERANo ImpactNorth Texas Public Broadcasting INC
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6San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseCAKRCBUHF->VHF$72MRural California Broadcasting Corp
http://www.sonomawest.com/sonoma_west_times_and_news/news/krcb-reaps-million-windfall/article_260a205c-f24b-11e6-9b06-bf815dd61b65.html
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7HagerstownMDWWPBRepackedMoving from ch 44 to 29Maryland Public Television
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7FrederickMDWFPTRepackedMoving from ch 28 to 21Maryland Public Television
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7Washington, DCWHUTHoward University
http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/02/howard-university-decides-it-wont-sell-its-public-tv-station-in-the-fcc-spectrum-auction/?utm_source=Daily+Lab+email+list&utm_campaign=c40250162e-dailylabemail3&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d68264fd5e-c40250162e-395917281
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8HoustonTXKUHTNo ImpactHouston Public Media
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10DozierALWDIQNo ImpactAlabama Public Television
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10Mt. CheahaALWCIQRepackedMoving from ch 7 to 12Alabama Public Television
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11TampaFLWUSFSold$18.7Mstation will end operations in about 3months; viewers also served by WEDUUniversity of South Florida
http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/wusf-tv-signal-sold-station-will-end-operations#stream/0
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17DenverCOKRNENo ImpactNebraska Educational Telecommunications
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17DenverCOKTNENo ImpactNebraska Educational Telecommunications
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17LaramieWYKWYPNo ImpactWyoming PBS
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17DenverCOKRMAConfirmed not sold, other impact TBDRocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network Inc
Free Press/Free Press Action Fund
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20SacramentoCAKVIENo ImpactKVIE, Inc
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22Charlotte, NCNCWUNEDid not participate, impact TBDUniversity of North Carolina
http://www.heraldsun.com/news/unc-tv-avoids-spectrum-rights-auction/article_6bcafe2a-b4b9-11e5-9bac-1343632ba851.html
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22Charlotte, NCNCWUNGDid not participate, impact TBDUniversity of North Carolina
http://www.heraldsun.com/news/unc-tv-avoids-spectrum-rights-auction/article_6bcafe2a-b4b9-11e5-9bac-1343632ba851.html
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23OaklandMDWGPTRepackedMoving from ch 36 to 26Maryland Public Television
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24PittsburghPAWQEDVHF->VHF$9.9MMovingWQED Multimedia
http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2017/02/10/WQED-reaps-9-9-million-in-FCC-frequency-auction/stories/201702100128
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24Raleigh-Durham, NCNCWUNPDid not participate, impact TBDUniversity of North Carolina
http://www.heraldsun.com/news/unc-tv-avoids-spectrum-rights-auction/article_6bcafe2a-b4b9-11e5-9bac-1343632ba851.html
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24Raleigh-Durham, NCNCWUNCDid not participate, impact TBDUniversity of North Carolina
http://www.heraldsun.com/news/unc-tv-avoids-spectrum-rights-auction/article_6bcafe2a-b4b9-11e5-9bac-1343632ba851.html
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25PortlandORKOPBNo ImpactOregon Public Broadcasting
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25PortlandORKTVRNo ImpactOregon Public Broadcasting
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26BaltimoreMDWMPBRepackedMoving from ch 29 to 22Maryland Public Television
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26AnnapolisMDWMPTRepackedMoving from ch 42 to 31Maryland Public Television
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27IndianapolisINWIPBRepackedBall State University
http://www.ballstatedaily.com/article/2017/02/news-ball-state-wipb
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28San DiegoCAKPBSRepackedMoving from 30 to 19San Diego State University Board of Trustees
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29NashvilleTNWNPTRepackedMoving from 8 to 7Nashville Public Television
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29CookevilleTNWCTENo ImpactUpper Cumberland Broadcast Council
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31San AntonioTXKLRNNo ImpactAlamo Public Telecommunications
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32ColumbusOHWOSURepackedChannel not announcedOhio State University
http://wosu.org/the-ohio-state-university-announces-sale-of-wpbo-tv-broadcast-license-in-fcc-auction/
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34Salt Lake CityUTKUENNo ImpactUtah State Board of Regents
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34Salt Lake CityUTKUEDRepackedMoving from 42 to 15University of Utah
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Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC
NCWUNWDid not participate, impact TBDUniversity of North Carolina
http://www.heraldsun.com/news/unc-tv-avoids-spectrum-rights-auction/article_6bcafe2a-b4b9-11e5-9bac-1343632ba851.html
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Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC
NCWUNFDid not participate, impact TBDUniversity of North Carolina
http://www.heraldsun.com/news/unc-tv-avoids-spectrum-rights-auction/article_6bcafe2a-b4b9-11e5-9bac-1343632ba851.html
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39AustinTXKLRUNo Impact
Capital of Texas Public Telecommunications Council
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42Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VAVAWUNDDid not participate, impact TBDUniversity of North Carolina
http://www.heraldsun.com/news/unc-tv-avoids-spectrum-rights-auction/article_6bcafe2a-b4b9-11e5-9bac-1343632ba851.html
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43HarrisburgPAWITFChannel Share$25MTBDWITF, Inc.
http://www.witf.org/about/pressroom/2017/02/witf-to-focus-on-new-efforts-to-expand-its-journalistic-and-educational-mission-in-central-pa.php#.WJzxXlVAvcY.linkedin
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45BirminghamALWBIQNo ImpactAlabama Public Television
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Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, NC
NCWUNLDid not participate, impact TBDUniversity of North Carolina
http://www.heraldsun.com/news/unc-tv-avoids-spectrum-rights-auction/article_6bcafe2a-b4b9-11e5-9bac-1343632ba851.html
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50New OrleansLAWLAERepackedMoving from ch 31 to 23Louisiana Public Broadcasting
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51OxfordMSWMAVNo ImpactMississippi Authority for Educational TV
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51MemphisTNWKNONo ImpactMid-South Public Communications Foundation
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53BuffaloNYWNEDRepackedMoving 43 to 20
Western New York Public Broadcasting Association
3rd party direct email
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56Wilkes Barre-ScrantonPAWVIAChannel Share$25MMoving ch, will share w WNEP (ABC); 18% of total audience is OTA, will eventually be affectedNortheastern Pennsylvania ETV Association
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wvia/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1964399/press.releases/WVIA-TV.enters.into.channel.sharing.agreement.with.WNEP
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57Little Rock-Pine BluffARKEMVNo ImpactArkansas Educational Television Network
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57Little Rock-Pine BluffARKETGNo ImpactArkansas Educational Television Network
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57Little Rock-Pine BluffARKETSNo ImpactArkansas Educational Television Network
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60MobileALWEIQRepackedMoving from ch 41 to 30Alabama Public Television
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62KnoxvilleTNWETPRepackedMoving from 41 to 24East Tennessee Public Communications Corp
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62KnoxvilleTNWKOPRepackedMoving from 17 to 29East Tennessee Public Communications Corp
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65HonoluluHIKHETNo ImpactHawaii Public Television Foundation
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65HonoluluHIKMEBNo ImpactHawaii Public Television Foundation
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69Des MoinesIAKDINNo ImpactIowa Public Television
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69Fort DodgeIAKTINNo ImpactIowa Public Television
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70Charleston-HuntingtonWVWPBOSold$8.8MOhio State University
http://wosu.org/the-ohio-state-university-announces-sale-of-wpbo-tv-broadcast-license-in-fcc-auction/
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72FlintMIWCMU No ImpactCentral Michigan University
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72FlintMIWCMZSold$14M99% of station viewers covered by other PBS stationsCentral Michigan University
https://www.cmich.edu/news/article/Pages/FCC-broadcast-spectrum-auction-Flint-TV.aspx
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73Coeur d’AleneIDKCDTRepackedMoving from 45 to 18Idaho State Board of Education
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73MoscowIDKUIDNo ImpactIdaho State Board of Education
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73SpokaneWAKSPSNo ImpactFriends of KSPS
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74Council BluffsIAKBINNo ImpactIowa Public Television
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74Red OakIAKHINNo ImpactIowa Public Television
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74OmahaNEKYNENo ImpactNebraska Educational Telecommunications
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76RochesterNYWXXIRepackedMoving 16 to 27WXXI Public Broadcasting Council3rd party direct email
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78ToledoOHWBGURepackedMoving from 27 to 22Bowling Green State University
http://www.sent-trib.com/news/wbgu-tv-to-move-to-new-channel-following-fcc-spectrum/article_d89a0680-efc9-11e6-81af-af3a172520d8.html
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78ToledoOHWGTENo ImpactPublic Broadcasting Foundation of NW Ohio
http://thecourier.com/local-news/2017/02/11/wbgu-tv-staying-on-uhf-spectrum/
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79FlorenceALWFIQNo ImpactAlabama Public Television
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79HuntsvilleALWHIQNo ImpactAlabama Public Television
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82ShreveportLAKLTSRepackedMoving from ch 24 to 17Louisiana Public Broadcasting
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86Champaign-Springfield-DecaturILWEIURepackedEastern Illinois University
https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2017/03/20/weiu-tv-frequency-not-auctioned-off-station-to-continue-operation/
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87College StationTXKAMUNo ImpactTexas A&M University
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88Colorado Springs-PuebloCOKTSCConfirmed not sold, other impact TBDRocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network Inc
Free Press/Free Press Action Fund
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89ChattanoogaTNWTCIRepackedMoving from Ch 29 to 35
Greater Chattanooga Public Television Corporation
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90Iowa CityIAKIINNo ImpactIowa Public Television
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90WaterlooIAKRINNo ImpactIowa Public Television
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92El PasoTXKCOSNo Impact
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93Baton RougeLAWLPBNo ImpactLouisiana Public Broadcasting
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95JacksonMSWMPNNo ImpactMississippi Authority for Educational TV
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95BudeMSWMAUNo ImpactMississippi Authority for Educational TV
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97Mt AscutneyVTWVTASold$56M
Vermont PBS will reengineer its network and upgrade its remaining signals to replicate coverage transmitted from Mt Ascutney.
Vermont ETV Inc
http://www.vermontbiz.com/news/february/vermont-pbs-sells-mt-ascutney-license-56-million
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Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
ARKAFTNo ImpactArkansas Educational Television Network
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100Greenville-New Bern-Washington, NCNCWUNMDid not participate, impact TBDUniversity of North Carolina
http://www.heraldsun.com/news/unc-tv-avoids-spectrum-rights-auction/article_6bcafe2a-b4b9-11e5-9bac-1343632ba851.html
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100Greenville-New Bern-Washington, NCNCWUNKDid not participate, impact TBDUniversity of North Carolina
http://www.heraldsun.com/news/unc-tv-avoids-spectrum-rights-auction/article_6bcafe2a-b4b9-11e5-9bac-1343632ba851.html
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101DavenportIAKQINNo ImpactIowa Public Television
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102Myrtle Beach-Florence, SCNCWUNUDid not participate, impact TBDUniversity of North Carolina
http://www.heraldsun.com/news/unc-tv-avoids-spectrum-rights-auction/article_6bcafe2a-b4b9-11e5-9bac-1343632ba851.html
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105LincolnNEKUONNo ImpactNebraska Educational Telecommunications
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105LincolnNEKHNENo ImpactNebraska Educational Telecommunications
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105LincolnNEKLNENo ImpactNebraska Educational Telecommunications
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105LincolnNEKMNENo ImpactNebraska Educational Telecommunications
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106BoiseIDKAIDNo ImpactIdaho State Board of Education
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117EugeneORKEPBNo ImpactOregon Public Broadcasting
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117EugeneORKOACNo ImpactOregon Public Broadcasting
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119FlintMIWCMVNo ImpactCentral Michigan University
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119FlintMIWCMWNo ImpactCentral Michigan University
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123MontgomeryALWAIQNo ImpactAlabama Public Television
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123DemopolisALWIIQNo ImpactAlabama Public Television
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127Louisville/TexasvilleALWGIQRepackedMoving from ch 44 to 30Alabama Public Television
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