Wow! the crowds are getting larger and larger. On Monday we had over 1000 people show up to the event in Parkersburg WV. This is remarkable because Parkersberg is a relatively small town with a 174th ranked TV market. The Local NBC and Fox affiliate WTAP provided a great deal of support running promos for the event for over a week. They even had us live on the 6 am, 12 noon , 5 and 6 PM newscasts. A great partner!
There has been a dramatic underestimation of the difficulty people are having in getting their DTV signals with legacy antennas. The fact that a significant percentage of the population came out for the opportunity to win a more powerul antenna (many taking off of work to attend) , indicates the frustration many people are having with their DTV reception.