"Lost" special, "Jim" pre-empted here
“Lost” viewers looking forward to the big recap show Wednesday will have to wait until 1:35 a.m. (late Wednesday/early Thursday) to see it on WCPO-TV (Ch. 9). Late last year, before ABC announced the “Lost: Revelations” special, Channel 9 sold the 8 p.m. hour to the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) for a program about modern day “Miracles.”
Says Sheila Obermeyer, station marking director and spokeswoman: “This was negotiated and booked months before the network placed its shows. We’re contractually committed to this. People will just have to set their VCRs.”
Channel 9 also pre-empts ABC 8-9 p.m. today for a St. Jude’s Hospital special. “According to Jim” and “Rodney” will air at 1:35 a.m. (late tonight/early Wednesday), after “Inside Edition.”
Time Warner spokesman Rob Howard blames a “technical problem” for the delay in launching the Fox Reality channel. It was scheduled to start Dec. 31 on Channel 146. Howard told me Monday afternoon that it would be available “at the latest” by sometime today. When I checked this morning, Channel 146 was still blank.
Time Warner also is adding two free on demand channels: Sportskool (Channel 1224) and Exercise TV (Channel 1225), he says.
Chris Comer replays his May 2000 interview with English guitarist Derek Bailey on WAIF-FM (88.3) today at 10 p.m. The experimental guitarist died on Christmas.