CINCINNATI, Ohio, December 18, 2003—Harris Corporation's (NYSE:HRS) Broadcast Communications Division has been selected by Quincy Newspapers, Inc. (QNI) for DTV equipment upgrades at its flagship station, WGEM-TV/DT, Quincy, Illinois. Additionally, nine other QNI television stations will be upgrading their digital transmission systems with Harris products. Those stations are: WSJV-TV/DT, Elkhart, Indiana; WVVA-TV/DT, Bluefield, West Virginia; WAOW TV/DT, Wausau, Wisconsin; WQOW-TV/DT, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; WYOW-TV/DT, Eagle River, Wisconsin; WXOW, Lacrosse, Wisconsin; KTTC-TV/DT, Rochester, Minnesota; WREX-TV/DT, Rockford, Illinois; and WKOW, Madison, Wisconsin.
QNI stations WGEM, WSJV, WVVA, WAOW, WQOW, WYOW, and WXOW are upgrading their 1.8 kilowatt DHD8 model DiamondCD® transmitters to 7.25 kilowatt DHD30 models. All of the QNI stations are adding the DTV market-leading Harris Apex Digital Television Exciter to their transmitters. By upgrading their power, the QNI stations are enhancing and augmenting their digital signal coverage areas in preparation for the FCC-scheduled analog phase-out in 2006.
A long-time Harris customer, Quincy Newspapers, Inc. owns and operates 11 television stations, two newspapers, a weekly shopper, eight cable channels, 16 Internet web sites, a High Definition video production company and AM/FM radio stations.
About Harris Broadcast
Harris Broadcast Communications Division is one of five divisions within Harris Corporation, an international communications equipment company. The world's leading broadcast supplier, Harris Broadcast Communication Division offers a full range of solutions that support the digital delivery, automation and management of audio, video and data. Harris Corporation, which also serves markets for government, tactical radio, microwave, and network support systems and products, serves customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.broadcast.harris.com.
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