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  •  Your comment about SW not getting TV (0+ / 0-)

    makes little sense.  There is still cable TV right?
    I mean, that was the whole point of cable- to provide coverage to those without antenna reception.  (Community Antenna TV)

    •  Sorry You Can't Make Sense of It (4+ / 0-)
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      But in rural areas, especially with difficult topography, people are more likely to go the route of satellite television, which often has little local content.

      The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

      by Dana Houle on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 12:00:28 PM PST

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      •  While In VT, Not NH... (3+ / 0-)
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        I can tell you there are definitely areas where cable is simply impossible.

      •  south of Keene (2+ / 0-)
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        In the southwest corner of the state, you can pick up some Boston TV if you have a big antenna. NH tv, not so much.

        Further north in the Connecticut river valley, there isn't much TV at all.

        On many of the roads anywhere not in the small center of a town, the population is not dense enough for cable providers to run lines.  That was certainly the case where I lived.  

        Many people in rural areas do rely on satellite tv, but  sometimes you have to pay for a second dish to get local networks, and there are many people who also cannot afford satellite tv.

        The best broadcasting network in the state is NH public radio, which can be heard pretty much everywhere.  Commercial radio is a mix from every direction.

        "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." -FDR

        by jbro on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 12:16:12 PM PST

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        •  Upper Valley Gets WCAX from Burlington (0+ / 0-)

          it's the CBS affiliate, and they have towers in the valley so the signal doesn't just sail over the top of Hanover, White River Jct, Claremont, Lebanon, etc.  

          The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

          by Dana Houle on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 12:34:12 PM PST

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          •  No we don't (0+ / 0-)

            We have a local NBC affiliate, WNNE, which simulcasts with a station in Plattsburgh, NY.

            "Success is a level of violence where the people feel comfortable about living their daily lives." --George W Bush, May 2, 2007

            by mspicata on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 02:03:27 PM PST

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            •  They Have a Bureau in Hanover (0+ / 0-)

              Numerous people in the Upper Valley tell me that's the news they watch, not WMUR.  

              You must be south of the Hanover area.

              The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

              by Dana Houle on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 02:17:21 PM PST

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              •  I'm north (0+ / 0-)

                of Hanover.  Check your correspondents; they probably get it with their cable/satellite package.
                When I lived south of Hanover, I could not get WCAX except with a cable package.  

                "Success is a level of violence where the people feel comfortable about living their daily lives." --George W Bush, May 2, 2007

                by mspicata on Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 06:18:25 AM PST

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        •  Keene had cable early. (0+ / 0-)

          Al Ricci got back from WW II, started a radio / hi-fi store, wanted to sell TVs. Read TIME magazine about a guy in PA who built a big antenna and sold cable service to his town.

          Drove down, learned about it, came back and built a cable station.

      •  Maybe this is the place to note (0+ / 0-)

        that Charlestown is not in the far SW corner; it's along the CT River, slightly south of mid-state, between Claremont and Walpole -- both of which went for Obama.

        And fully half of the state geographically gets only satellite, but with the package most of us get Manchester stations.  We get plenty of local content.

        "Success is a level of violence where the people feel comfortable about living their daily lives." --George W Bush, May 2, 2007

        by mspicata on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 02:01:52 PM PST

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    •  That wasn't SW NH in general (0+ / 0-)

      It was the Claremont area in particular. And it's true.

      (But DHinMI - Claremont isn't "extreme SW." That's Keene and South.)

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