Every now and then, the question comes up about why (once KAUT-DT) is on the air, anyone in OKC would still want to use analog channels. Tonight, right now, there’s another fine example of why: OETA still has absolutely no control over its program guide.
Right now, KETA-DT (13-1) is supposed to be showing Cooking Under Fire at both 7:00 and 7:30 PM. This is a PBS cooking reality series, and it’s not all that bad. But I’ve tried to record it on 13-1 since it started several weeks ago, and I’m constantly frustrated. About 2/3rds of the episodes listed are episodes of some other program. The guide, provided by OETA, is wrong to the point that some episodes of the show don’t appear on KETA-DT at all.
KETA-TV is indeed airing Cooking Under Fire right now. KETA-DT has it listed, but is showing History Detectives. As of this episode, only three contestants are left. The episode just before this, with four contestants, never aired on KETA-DT despite having been listed three times.
This is not like the Oklahoma News Report, a locally-produced show that OETA can’t yet broadcast in HD. This is a PBS show, actually listed on the KETA-DT 13-1 program guide, that just doesn’t air there. Until they get this fixed, and it hasn’t really improved in ten months, there’s no way you can do without KETA-TV if you want to be sure of seeing any program that OETA is allegedly airing.