WMFE overlap stations don’t jump at possible primary status

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Reverberations from the impending sale of primary PBS affiliate WMFE in Orlando, Fla., continue. Secondary stations WDSC at Daytona State College and WBCC in Cocoa, run by Brevard Community College, are taking a wait-and-see approach. WDSC officials said they are “too busy trying to keep their own station going to consider taking on more programming from WMFE,” reports the News-Journal in Daytona Beach. A statement from WBCC-TV said it is “considering all options.” A PBS spokesperson told the paper that the local stations, not PBS, will make the decision as to which will be primary.

  • The comment from PBS that “they will make the decision” on whether there is a primary PBS station in the Orlando market demonstrates the continued arrogance and network mentality at PBS.

    It is that arrogance that led to the leaving of PBS by KCET and the sale of WMFE. The problem in the public television system is PBS!

  • Dru

    Hi P.G.,

    Actually PBS said the Florida stations themselves will decide which will be the primary.


  • Dru

    Pssst hey P.G., I think you were a prof at my alma mater, EIU