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A message for Dish Network subscribers

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At WDAM, nothing is more important to us than providing the Pinebelt with the very best in local news and weather, along with your favorite ABC and NBC programming.

In order to serve our viewers, WDAM has in place agreements with the cable and satellite companies that bring our station to your home. In fact, WDAM has such agreements in place with every TV provider in our area.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to reach an Agreement with Dish Network.

For months, we have been working to resolve this matter, but so far have been unable to reach an Agreement with Dish Network for the continued carriage of WDAM.  This is particularly disappointing because all the other TV providers in our area have Agreements with us and those Agreements are fundamentally similar to the one we have been negotiating with Dish Network.

As a result, on August 1st, Dish Network customers lost access to WDAM.

We understand how frustrating this is for you. We share your frustration. After all, you pay Dish Network 100% of your bill each month. Why shouldn't you get 100% of your channels? You can reach your local Dish Network Service Rep at 1-877-903-3814.

WDAM is committed to resolving this matter and getting back on the dial. But in the meantime, you should know that you have choices. Our station remains available on other providers and we are always available free over-the-air.

You can switch to DIRECTV at 1-888-777-2454 .

You can switch to Comcast at 1-800-934-6489

And you can always get your local broadcast channel free over the air.

Thank you for your viewership and support.

 

FAQ:

Q:           Why is WDAM no longer available on Dish Network?

A:            In order for WDAM to be carried to your home by TV providers like Dish Network, we need to reach agreements that set the terms for them to carry our signal. WDAM has such agreements in place with all the TV providers in the market, including DirectTV.  However, we have been unable to reach an Agreement with Dish Network.

Q:           What can I do if I have lost access to WDAM  on Dish Network?

A:            The good news is that you have choices. First, you can tell Dish Network to put WDAM back on the dial. If enough customers speak up, Dish Network may listen. You can reach your local Dish Network Service Rep at 1-877-903-3814.   Second, you can consider a different TV provider such as Directv or Comcast that both carry  WDAM.  Finally, you can always get  WDAM for free over the air. You can switch to Directv at 1-888-777-2454.  You can switch to Comcast at 1-800-934-6489.  And you can always get your local broadcast channel free over the air.