June 05, 2020

Dale McGarrigle is not alone is his frustrations with local broadcasting companies (BDN, Feb. 26). On March 1 we lost our access to distant network programming from CBS because Channel 5 in Bangor would not give us a waiver in spite of the fact we get a picture full of snow and audio full of extraneous noise.

Their only response to both of our requests was that they would never give up their right to provide us with “quality local programming” and that we should install an outside rooftop antenna. Such antennas belong back in 1950, not in 1999, and certainly not on top of our house. We bought a satellite dish because we want the best picture and sound available, neither of which is presently supported by any of the local broadcasting stations. Technology has come a long way since 1950; isn’t it a shame the local CBS and PBS affiliates have not. Brian A. MacFarland Prospect

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