The short, simple answer is because the station is low-power, explained WILM-TV General Manager Constance Knox.
“When we did the digital transition our over-the-air footprint was about the size of a golf ball,” she said. “Now we’re at the size of a dinner plate. When there’s a lot of rain, the outer fringes, like Bald Head Island, may have issues. It’s kind of like DirecTV, you either have a great signal or you don’t.”
Speaking on behalf of WILM-TV, Knox said that station’s signal increased when it switched to digital.
Date posted: October 4, 2010
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