WQED-TV (13) has postponed its analog shutoff date to April 1. Sister station WQEX (16) will still shutoff its signal on February 17. Executives originally planned to shut both analog signals down on the original deadline to save nearly $50,000 it would take to operate the analog signals for an additional four months. The decision was made Friday to keep 13’s analog signal on through the end of the March fund drive.
Meanwhile, Cornerstone’s WPCB-TV (40) is awaiting FCC approval to power off the analog on March 17. WPGH (53) and WPMY (22) are still planning on February 17 but won’t make a final decision until Tuesday. The big three will remain until the new June 12 deadline.