Ramar Communications offered the following statement regarding DISH Network:
“DISH will no longer be carrying our stations” said President and GM Brad Moran. "Dish subscribers will lose 4 of their local stations. These are FOX34, Lubbock’s CW, My Lubbock TV, and Telemundo Lubbock. After months of negotiations between Ramar Communications and Dish Network, agreement could not be reached today, the final day of the current agreement. As a result, Dish customers will not be able to see American Idol, Fox34 News @Nine, Good Day Lubbock, Ag Day Lubbock, Glee, and more."
Moran added, “We are sorry for the interruption of our service to our viewers, and we hope this will be resolved in a timely manner. In the meantime, the stations are all available through the eight other cable and satellite providers in Lubbock as well as an antenna.”
The eight providers are:
- AT&T U’verse
- Direct TV
- Northland Communications
- Reach Broadband
- US Cable
- Caprock Cable TV
DISH Network is based in Denver, Colorado and Ramar Communications is a locally owned company based in Lubbock. Its TV Stations serving Lubbock are Fox34, My Lubbock TV, Telemundo Lubbock, Fox34 News Now, MeTV Lubbock, and the Fox AccuWeather Channel. Ramar also serves the community with radio stations 107.7 The Eagle, Magic 93.7, Double T 104.3, 97.3 Yes FM, and Fox Talk 950.