Local television stations had until Monday to tell the Federal Communications Commission if they wanted to stick with the original Feb. 17 elimination of their analog signals.
Only one station in the Joplin market, KOAM, the CBS affiliate, indicated it planned to switch to digital one week from today. A list released by the FCC does not indicate that KOAM's sister station KFJX, KODE, KSNF, or KOZJ, the Fox, ABC, NBC, and PBS affiliates, respectively, plan to change on that date. Congress voted last week to extend the date to June 12.
In the Springfield market, KSPR, the ABC affiliate, is the only station to indicate plans to switch to all-digital Feb. 17.