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UPDATE: The switch goes on

Despite Congress recently passing a delay of the switch from analog to digital television until June 12, many television stations (including several here in town) are still planning to go forward with “the switch” on the original date of February 17.

Currently NBC 13, CBS 42 and APT 9 all plan to proceed with the signal switch. We’d appreciate it if folks could chime in on if they know whether or not the other local stations will follow suit.

UPDATE: Just got word via Twitter (thanks James Spann) that ABC 33/40 will continue to broadcast in both analog and digital until June 12.

David Neal’s back… on CBS

The Birmingham Business Journal has reported that former Fox 6 chief meteorologist David Neal is returning to the airwaves as a weekend meteorologist for CBS 42. Neal, who was fired from Birmingham’s Fox affiliate earlier this year and settled a lawsuit in July that he filed as a result, will begin his new gig this weekend.

UPDATE: He’s also working for WeatherNationTV.

Mark Prater’s coming back to Birmingham

Mark Prater headshotThe Prattville native has announced on his website that he will be returning to metro Birmingham as CBS 42‘s new chief meteorologist beginning July 1. The former ABC 33/40 meteorologist, last in the market in late 2004, seems to be looking forward to the challenge. He’s currently the chief meteorologist on INN in Davenport, IA

CBS 42 decides to join the Twitterverse

Screenshot of CBS 42 Twitter profile

Screenshot of CBS 42 Twitter profile page.

CBS 42 has become the latest media outlet to add Twitter to their arsenal of news dissemination. They follow ABC 33/40, NBC 13 and The Birmingham News into the Twitterverse, leaving one major media outlet out of the tweeting – Fox 6. No word yet on when they’ll finally join the rest of us on this one…

Don’t forget we’re on Twitter too @bhamterminal. Still haven’t heard from the alt weeklies on Twitter yet either, have we?