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TV frequencies to change next week

COLUMBUS – WOUB-TV and WOUC-TV (PBS affiliates) will change frequencies next week on Monday, February 25 as part of the FCC spectrum repack, which requires nearly 1,000 TV stations across the country to change frequencies over the next two years to make room for wireless broadband services.

More than 72 million people across the country rely on over-the-air TV for news, entertainment and emergency weather programming, especially millennials (cord cutters), minority groups, rural communities and seniors, and they could lose service if they’re not prepared for this change. While cable and satellite subscribers are not affected, anyone who watches TV for free with an antenna will need to go through the rescan process.

Luckily, the rescan process is simple, and the TV does most of the work. You can find step-by-step directions and videos tutorials for how to rescan at

This is currently Phase 2 of the FCC spectrum repack, and the Columbus area will see an additional stations transition on or before April 12, 2019:
·        WCBZ (Independent) will rescan on April 1, 2019
·        WTTE (FOX) will rescan on April 9, 2019
·        WDEM-CD (Telemundo) will rescan on/before April 14, 2019

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