Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ABC Affiliate WKDH in Tupelo to Cease Broadcasting

WKDH-TV, the ABC affiliate serving the Tupelo, Mississippi, market will cease broadcasting at the end of this month. Its owner, Southern Broadcasting, says it will end broadcasting at 11:59 p.m. on August 31 after more than a decade on the air.

ABC plans to continue airing programming locally, but the network has not said how it will do that.

Viewers are being advised to call visit ABC's website, www.abc.com, and click on the contact us link to let the network know they still want to continue watching their favorite ABC programs.

Cable and satellite viewers are being advised to call their provider.

Here is the notice posted on the WKDH website:

Southern Broadcasting, Inc. is the licensee of television station WKDH, Channel 45, Houston, Mississippi. It is with extreme regret, remorse, and disappointment that we must make the following announcement. Due to financial conditions in recent years, effective at 11:59 p.m. on August 31, 2012, WKDH will terminate operations for the foreseeable future.

It has been our pleasure to have served you and provided you with the highest quality of service and programming in the Columbus-Tupelo-West Point television market since we launched broadcast operations in 2001, and through the complex conversion to high definition television in 2007.

We wish to thank you, our loyal viewers and all those individuals who helped in our efforts to serve the public interest, for your support over the years.

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