Goodbye, Howard! Hello, Samford!
Russell sez: There were a lot of people in parts of Homewood clamoring to do just that. My grandparents, for instance. They lived on Saulter Road in a part of town nestled between the two mountains. Over-the-air reception in that area has always been riddled with 'ghosting' (double image) due to the signals from Red Mountain bouncing off of Shades. The fact that my famously thrifty grandparents sprung for cable practically the day the lines were run along their street says a lot.
Which brings us to the original purpose of cable TV, anyway -- to bring a clear picture to homes otherwise unable to pick up good TV signals. Prior to the launch of HBO and the "superstation" indies, there was no need for cable if you could clearly pick up all the networks!
But don't get mixed up and return home with the coupon,
leaving your mother at the grocer.
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