I suspect Weigel will keep 'The U Too' going on Channel 48-1 just so they can claim a primary channel number (a -1) even though that would be redundant.
Furthermore, the FCC allows co-owned TV stations to map to multiple channel numbers from one RF channel. Weigel could have Channel 48-1 displayed, with the WMEU-CD call letters, but transmit from WCIU-TV's bigger signal. They already tried this over 10 years ago when viewers saw Channel 23-1 on their tuners, but the transmission came off Channel 26. Plus, duplicate mapping doesn't use any additional bandwidth. But they still would not get 'must carry' by this method.
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