The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 25, 2013

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JOHNSTOWN — They aren’t listening or just don’t care

Atlantic Broadband apparently has its own agenda when it comes to what its viewers are to watch. They also apparently don’t care to respond to what the viewers want – get rid of the garbage channels and Atlantic Broadband could probably afford whatever KDKA is charging.

There has been a major outcry about the elimination of KDKA, but Atlantic Broadband isn’t listening or just doesn’t care.

Was Atlantic Broadband trying to hide something or did it want this to happen and then blame it on the cost of obtaining KDKA? David Dane of Atlantic Broadband stated that they gave a news release to the media, but apparently the cable media person did a terrible job by not following up to ensure this got the coverage it deserved.

One of the main reasons I’ve remained an Atlantic Broadband customer is because of KDKA and WTAE. The rest of the channels are ones anyone can get from a satellite provider for half the cost.

Maybe the cable company needs only to look at the post office – as technology improves, the less there is a need for its services.

Wake-up, Atlantic Broadband. Without customers, you close your doors. When that happens, don’t complain that the people no longer supported you.

Also, since Atlantic Broadband is no longer paying for KDKA, the “nearly doubled” cost, as reported by Dane, should now show up as lower cable charges in our monthly bills. Or is Atlantic Broadband going to pocket this savings?

Gary S. Oleksa


People speaking from both sides of mouth

On CNN’s Piers Morgan show of March 19, his guest was Michael Moore.

The two talked about Pope Francis and how they think he should run the church.

They claim (both being Roman Catholic) that the church should accept the use of contraceptives and abortion.

They then switched the conversation to gun control and how they really are concerned about life and saving lives. If they are so worried about saving lives, why didn’t either one speak out about abortion?

Thomas Jefferson said there would be many hardships, but those who trade off liberty for security deserve neither.

If they don’t like it, they can go back where they came from. And good riddance.

Richard Fetsko


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