Low Band Low Power Channel Applied For

The race is on to fill the low band TV channels abandoned last year by NBC, CBS, and Tribune Broadcasting in Los Angeles. Kenneth Fullam applied for a low power TV license to broadcast on channel 4 from Palomar Mountain. The 240 watt digital outlet would be directional toward San Diego. Low band VHF fell out of favor during the digital transition due to concerns about impulse noise and the physical size of antennas needed to receive those channels efficiently.

Fullam filed similar channel 4 low power applications to serve West Los Angeles and Newport Beach. No word on what Mr. Fullam intends to do with these stations.