McIntyre to Host N.C. DTV Town Meeting

Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.) to host town meeting in Whiteville, N.C., on DTV test in Wilmington.
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North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) will host a town meeting in Whiteville, N.C., July 15 to talk about the upcoming digital-TV test in nearby Wilmington.

McIntyre will be joined by representatives of WWAY-TV, the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which administers the DTV-to-analog converter-box program.

The vast majority of full-power and low-power TV stations serving the Wilmington market are switching to digital Sept. 8, more than five months before the national switch-over for full-power stations, to help the FCC get a handle on what issues will arise.

"Southeastern North Carolina and the Wilmington media-viewing market have the opportunity to shape this transition for the entire nation," McIntyre said in announcing the meeting.