WBKO Now on Dish Satellite Network

Dish Network was able to expand into Bowling Green after President Barack Obama signed a law last week, making it more cost-efficient for satellite providers to carry local channels.

So now WBKO can serve even more people in our viewing area.

"More viewers they can pick us up that don't have cable access or able to pick us up over the air off of antenna," said WBKO General Manager Rick McCue. "So it does help us to provide services to more people then we've been able to in the past."

To receive WBKO, Dish Network subscribers must change their subscriptions to pick up WBKO. So you'll need to call your Dish Network provider to begin receiving our signal.


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  • by Joe Location: L on Jan 8, 2011 at 04:37 PM
    Now if WBKO can go HD on DISH!!!
  • by john Location: logan county on Aug 16, 2010 at 06:14 PM
    Talked to Direct TV today, it's due to the nielson company districting guidelines. Said they re-evaluate once a year, make enough noise and they will consider changing.
  • by Lisa Location: Bowling Green on Jul 29, 2010 at 07:02 PM
    This has been a wonderful thing. My mother hasn't been able to pick up local channels for 5 years and now, she can get the local channels plus everything else she watches for a low price! Thank you Dish Network!! Boo to Direct TV!!
  • by Logan County Location: Logan County on Jun 11, 2010 at 09:45 AM
    I have Dish but Dish (and Direct TV) uses something called DMA to determine which local channels you will receive. In Logan that means Nashville channels only. WBKO needs to work with their parent company and NAB to dump this antiquated DMA market system. I have wrote to our Senators & Congressman but I am not holding my breath. I was told it would take an act of Congress to change this problem. A link to the a map of TV markets http://www.dishuser.org/TVMarkets/Maps/kentucky.gif
  • by Mandy Location: Russellville on Jun 9, 2010 at 07:25 AM
    I just got off of the phone with Dish and, like many others, because I live in Russellville and currently have locals out of Nashville, I will not be able to get WBKO. I also told them that I live 30 minutes from BG and 75 minutes from Nashville and they said, "Sorry. According to your zip code you are eligilbe for Nashville locals only. There is nothing we can do." So, in a nutshell, if you currently have Dish and locals out of Nashville, you won't be getting WBKO.
  • by Anonymous Location: UPTON on Jun 7, 2010 at 04:57 AM
    WAS TOLD THIS MORNING THAT I COULDNT RECEIVE BECAUSE I GET LOCAL LOUISVILLE CHANNELS..WHAT GOOD DID IT DO TO PASS A BILL AND YOU STILL CANT RECEIVE? I WOULD RATHER HAVE WBKO THAN TO HAVE THE LOUISVILLE CHANNELS
  • by Julia Location: Franklin on Jun 6, 2010 at 09:25 PM
    I called Dish Network, today, & was told that they did not have it working for me to get WBKO. That I could still only get the local Nashville Channels, but they were working on it & when I was able to get WBKO, it would show up on my Guide.
  • by Jon Location: Auburn on Jun 5, 2010 at 07:07 PM
    What about DirecTV? Many of us with DirectTV would also like to be able to have 13. Any word on going to Direct also?
  • by Resident Location: Todd County on Jun 5, 2010 at 01:01 PM
    It will not be coming to Logan, Todd, Simpson, Muhlenburg, or any other county south of BG. We are still zoned in the Nashville local network area.
  • by SHERYL Location: MUNFORDVILLE on Jun 5, 2010 at 07:38 AM
    I got mine 30 minutes after calling, 3 DAYS AGO. it costs $5 month. Just call and tell them you want the local package. I live in Munfordville and was still able to get the bowlinggreen local package :) You will get (all ot of BG) CBS (WNKY), PBS (WKGB), NBC(WNKYD), PBS (WKYU) WBKO(ABC) AND FOX (WBKOD)
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