Rescheduled programming for 2/24

KLRU Highlights

KLRU experienced equipment failure that cause program changes on Feb. 17 on KLRU and KLRU Q. We are redoing our schedule for next Tuesday in order to present several of the programs that were missed. Here’s the new lineup:

KLRU Feb. 24
7 pm: Italian Americans episode one (originally scheduled for Feb. 17)
9 pm: Italian Americans episode two

Italian Americans & Genealogy Roadshow can also be watched online anytime.

KLRU Q Feb. 24
8 pm: Life on Fire Ash Runner
9 pm: Life on Fire Pioneers of the Deep
10 pm: Mineral Explorers Brazil
10:29 pm: Mineral Explorers Mexico
10:50 pm: Beyond Geek WW2 Re-enactors
11:28 pm: Beyond Geek Real Superheroes
11:58 pm: Doctor Who A Town Called Mercy
12:45 am: Doctor Who The Power of Three

Technical issues

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We have experienced a technical issue and KLRU moved to channel 22 for some viewers. If you are currently receiving KLRU on channel 22, please rescan and the stations will return to 18! We’re sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for watching KLRU!

Time Warner Cable changes

Time Warner Cable has made a few changes that are affecting some customers and may depend on your digital television. If you have Time Warner and KLRU is no longer appearing, please have your TV rescan for channels. Once that is completed KLRU will be on 18-1, KLRU Create on 18-2, KLRU Q on 18-3 and Vme on 18-4. This change may not impact all Time Warner customers.

Time Warner Cable changes

Time Warner Cable has made a few changes that are affecting some customers and may depend on your digital television. If you have Time Warner and KLRU is no longer appearing, please have your TV rescan for channels. Once that is completed KLRU will be on 18-1, KLRU Create on 18-2, KLRU Q on 18-3 and Vme on 18-4. This change may not impact all Time Warner customers.

Create Technical Dificulties

Damaging storms on the East Coast have affected the national Create broadcast feed.  We are seeking a solution and will provide updates as soon as they become available.

Due to severe thunderstorms in the New York/DC area this past weekend leading to the fiber lines being down, an emergency loop feed is being used in place of regular programming on Create.  The issue started  on June 30th and has yet to be resolved.

All parties are working very hard to restore the feed. We will keep you updated on any further information we receive.

Technical Difficulties: Secondary Audio Program

When available, KLRU offers alternative audio services via the SAP service. SAP stands for Second Audio Program and it allows broadcasters to add another channel of audio to the programs we air.  KLRU uses SAP to broadcast both DVS (descriptive video service) for people who are visually impaired and Spanish-language audio.

Only about 30 percent of programs have the SAP/DVS feature. Some have only Spanish, some have DVS and some have both. SAP is a stereo service, a right and a left audio channel, with DVS carried in one channel and Spanish in the other. Currently, if a program has only Spanish or only DVS, that program’s SAP is correct. But when both Spanish and DVS are present on a program, the SAP is playing both at the same time making it so that viewers cannot get the audio content they need.

Fixing the problem is a technically complex issue which many other television stations have addressed by simply not offering the service.  That is not KLRU’s plan.  We are working to find a solution that will allow us to serve our viewers who’s primary language is Spanish and those who need the descriptive video service.

On air testing in progress this weekend

KLRU will be running a test on the air this weekend to determine the feasibility of adding a Mobile DTV channel to our signal. We have reserved 3Mbps of data space to simulate the configuration we would use if we add the Mobile DTV channel. This test could potentially cause some display problems, particularly with the HD signal. Please let us know here if you have any issues with picture quality over the weekend. KLRU’s engineering department will be closely monitoring the situation and if there is any significant signal degradation, KLRU will revert back to our standard configuration.