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KXLY goes digital

April 4, 1999

By Jim Kershner
The Spokesman-Review

On March 26, KXLY became the first TV station in town to broadcast in high-definition TV.

The station has been promoting this for weeks, but in reality the move is mostly symbolic. The HDTV signal is being broadcast only on a low-power transmitter from the studio, which reaches “most of the downtown Spokane area.” And even if you can pick it up, it won’t do you any good unless you have a $7,000 HDTV set.

KXLY engineers say it is “more of a test” at this point. KXLY’s full-power digital signal won’t go on the air until late summer.

All of Spokane’s TV stations are scrambling to fully convert to a digital signal by the year 2002. You’ll be hearing more about this – a lot more.

Sunday, April 4, 1999

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