MPB reducing power to analog transmitters

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Mississippi Public Broadcasting will reduce power to four of its eight analog transmitters before the Feb. 17, 2009 shut-off, starting with its Raymond site, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. That signal currently reaches 50 miles from Raymond but will only reach around 20 miles from the city after the reduction, potentially making things tough for over-the-air viewers outside that radius. In the next few months, MPB will reduce analog power to stations in Bude, Greenwood and Meridian. “We’re going to be able to save a couple hundred thousand dollars by doing it this way rather than doing it all at once,” said Marie Antoon, MPB’s executive director, told the newspaper.