First, a disclaimer... take this with a grain of salt. This was a reply post to a recent Post-Crescent column about WLUK's long running spat with Time Warner Cable over HD carriage. As such, there's really no guarantee that the poster is who they say they are or knows what they claim first-hand. But still... if true, this is an interesting twist to the story.
According to the poster, the disagreement over WLUK HD carriage is more about money than first thought. We had heard from various sources that WLUK was looking for anywhere between 20-50 cents per sub per month. The poster claims that WLUK wants a Valley newsroom like WGBA, WBAY and WFRV all have, and they want Time Warner to foot the bill, which is possibly as high as $750,000.
That's a little bit more than a few pennies a day that WLUK said they were trying to get. (That is, if this is indeed true.) That got me thinking, though... doesn't WLUK have a Valley office, if not a "newsroom"? I thought they had it in the upper level of the Fox River Mall for years. Granted I haven't set foot in the mall in many years, but didn't they used to have one there? I thought they at least used to cut live to the Valley newsroom during newscasts.