He is talking about digital television, that 20th century medium that some people still watch.
The new tower that will be used to improve the coverage area for digital TV is on Lookout Mountain, west of Golden. I has nothing to do with the DTRS system.
KUSA - Over-the-air digital television in Denver is about to change but this is not the February 2009 change you're thinking of.
On Saturday night, as soon as Saturday Night Live ends, 9NEWS will turn off the lower power digital operation downtown and begin to turn on the new digital tower on top of Lookout Mountain. This will not affect the analog over-the-air signal.
The switch is expected to take several hours and will interrupt the digital over-the-air signal overnight. Note, if you subscribe to cable or satellite or you receive an analog over-the-air signal, you will not have any programming interruptions as the switch is made.
If you depend on the digital over-the-air signal the good news is that you will now have a much stronger digital signal through your antenna. There is one catch however; you will have to reposition your directional antenna to point toward Lookout Mountain if you have one
No thanks to those (I'm being nice) idiots at Jeffco and Golden that held this up for over 10 years. We are the LAST major metropolitan area to have FULL POWER digital over the air broadcast television.
No cable or satellite TV at home for me these days. Up until now I've only been able to receive 2, 6, 12, 14, 25 and 31 digital from Denver and 22 Ft Collins, 5 & 11 digital out of Cheyenne. So the last of the Denver majors is going to be nice to watch in Hi Def.
As I understand it the same folks that held up the Lake Cedar group tower on Lookout for 10 years are pulling the same crap on channel 6 which I understand is trying to put up a new stick on Mt Morrison.