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February, 2009

Philadelphia SMPTE Members Help Local Broadcast Station
Man DTV Phone Bank

Local broadcaster CBS 3 & CW Philly 57 has been running occasional “DTV phone banks” to help their viewers understand the DTV conversion and analog shutdown. The phone banks have been staffed by station and volunteer technical experts who answer viewer’s questions about how to connect DTV converter boxes to their analog televisions, antenna types, and more.

On February 10, 2009, at the invitation of CBS 3 & CW Philly 57’s Michael Colleran, President & General Manager, and Rich Paleski, Director of Broadcast Operations & Engineering, several Philadelphia SMPTE members and others volunteered for duty. Among them were David Horowitz, Walt Bundy, Pete Putman, Michael Muderick, Rick Gamble, and Jim Zoski. Read the broadcaster’s web article below and watch the CBS3 news segments that aired that day.

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CBS3 On Your Side: DTV Delay – Don’t Wait!

CBS3 News clips about the DTV transition and their Phone Bank

CBS3 reporter Jim Donovan explains the DTV transition while Philadelphia SMPTE members Walt Bundy, Michael Muderick, Pete Putman, and David Horowitz answer caller questions.


Philadelphia SMPTE member David Horowitz is interviewed by CBS3 reporter Jim Donovan about the types of calls being received during the DTV Phone Bank.


Philadelphia SMPTE member Pete Putman tells CBS3 reporter Jim Donovan about various antenna types.


Video clips used with permission of CBS3.
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