DISH Network drops Local 32, WFQX, from their lineup

CADILLAC, MI., August 12, 2021 – WFQX, Local 32/Cadillac Telecasting Company announced today that DISH Network will stop carrying WFQX, Local 32 on Friday, August 13th at 5pm.

Local 32 is your local news station with a large responsibility to keep our devoted viewers informed through our newscasts. Local 32, a FOX affiliate, is a staple to Northern Michigan. Our consistent, honest and dependable news coverage is provided to you, for you. In order to maintain growth and continue to serve our communities by way of delivering news, sports and entertainment, investments are continuously made in technology and hiring hardworking, creative and dedicated staff. It takes purpose, long hours and significant man power to produce the quality programming Northern Michigan deserves.

Local 32 prides itself on being one of the few independently owned television broadcasting stations left in the country. Cadillac Telecasting has been negotiating with DISH for months to come to terms on an agreement for continued carriage of Local 32, but DISH has continued to reject Cadillac’s requests for reasonable compensation for the station’s programming to allow Cadillac to continue to deliver the service Local 32’s viewers have come to expect. Local 32 management team, directed by Pete Iacobelli, says “Our job is to put our viewer’s needs first. Providing viewers with an honest newscast that informs them of what is going on in their area, weather, sports and more is our priority. We take this disruption in our service very seriously and will continue to work to come to terms with DISH to make sure our viewers who subscribe to DISH get their Local 32 back as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience during this unfortunate process.”

Local 32’s programming will remain available to viewers for FREE over the air and to those who subscribe to every other cable and satellite provider in Northern Michigan. You can also watch our newscasts on, under ‘Watch Now’ or by downloading the VUit App in Google Play or on the Apple iTunes. Plus, you can check us out on multiple streaming services.

Local 32 will continue to keep viewers updated in regards to this disruption through the 9&10 News Facebook Page and online at

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This story was prepared by the staff at EUP News or contributed from an outside source.

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