SEBRING - A couple of years ago, Judith Greenley had an epiphany: Why pay for channels she wasn't watching? She just wanted ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX.
So she dropped her cable subscription and studied TV antenna
s. Sebring is in the center of a TV-market fringe, receiving signals from Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers and even Palm Beach. She already had a TV tower, so Greenley trotted down to Radio Shack and selected an antenna with a rotor, a converter box, and voila'!
"I have a beautiful picture, over 60 channels, and best of all, it's free," she said.
Greenley is among the latter-day Luddites who are off the paid-TV grid but still on the air. Some don't feel the need for ESPN, CNN and 24-hour networks. Others are pinching pennies in the New Economy.