The 179th general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will once again be broadcast at no additional cost to cable TV subscribers in Orange County.
I mention this because of an interview I had last year with Time Warner’s local boss. He said that the request for coverage of the annual Mormon gathering was so great, the cable provider couldn’t ignore it and offered full coverage.
Apparently, if enough people ask for it, the cable company will cave offer it. (Another channel that appeared locally because of demand? NASA TV.) [Updated note, 8:46 a.m.: My point is that if readers make a unified effort to ask for new channels, we just may get them. This paragraph wasn't meant at all to degrade anyone's beliefs. A bad choice of words, apparently. Apologies to those who were offended. ]
TAKE THE POLL:
Time Warner customers can tune in to channel 698 for the broadcast Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 to 4. The broadcast runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Time Warner adds that it also carries other religious programming, such as KTBN and Inspiration Network).
Cox Communications has offered the meeting for about a decade, said Lana Ong, a Cox spokeswoman. “This conference seems to be popular with our community,” she added.
Cox is airing the conference during the same days on Channel 31, a public access channel. For customers with analog cable, it’ll be on Channel 96. The conference will also be broadcast on the BYU channel on 361 for digital customers. Air times are between 9 to 11 .m. and 1 to 3 p.m. daily.
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