Today marks the transition of analog television to digital TV. To honor the end of a technological era, The Mequon News staff held a public candlelight vigil late last night, saluting and burning old TVs and rabbit ears in a black-smoke bonfire. A least seven Mequon residents joined in, not counting the friendly, concerned fire and police representatives.
At midnight, the low-wattage The Mequon News Channel 2.5 went off the air forever. TMN Editor Doc Benson has long opposed digital broadcasting, claiming it made no sense to transition to DTV since most viewers were online anyway.
TMN will continue reporting the news from the ‘burbs to the world on www.themequonnews.com.