Four stations will pull analog plug Tuesday

The FCC has allowed four stations here shut off their analog transmitters on Tuesday, but the major network stations all plan to continue transmitting in both analog and digital until June. Bay Area stations switching are: KCNS 38 SF — to Channel 39 KFTY 50 Santa Rosa — to Channel 32 KICU 36 San Jose (transmitter at Sutro) — staying at 36 (it had used 52 as its digital channel in the past month) KOFY 20 SF — to Channel 19

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Two channels may pull analog plug early

The Chronicle reports that Most Bay Area television stations will delay until June the switch to all-digital broadcasts, now that Congress has given them the option. But two stations, KICU 36 and KOFY 20, are apparently going to all digital later this month, according to KGO-TV president and gm Valari Staab, who heads up the Sutro Tower committee this year. Management from those stations couldn’t be reached, but shutting down an analog transmitter will save a station between $15,000 and

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