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September 6, 2019: Viewers Using Antennas Will Need to Rescan TVs


Rescan Day is September 6, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. for WSLS

Viewers Using Antennas Will Need to Rescan TVs

Roanoke, VA – WSLS announced today that it is moving frequencies on September 6, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. and viewers who watch TV for free with an over the air antenna must rescan their TVs to continue watching the station. Rescanning is when a TV finds all of the available channels in an area.

Viewers do not need to purchase new equipment or services, and those who watch WSLS through a cable or satellite service do not need to rescan – your service provider will do it for you. Viewers can go to WSLS.Com/Rescan to watch a video tutorial about how to rescan their TV.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held an auction of broadcast airwaves to provide more channels for wireless internet broadband services. As a result, the FCC is requiring this station and nearly 1,000 others nationwide to move to new frequencies to make room for wireless internet services. In addition to WSLS, WDBJ, WFXR, WPXR and WWCW are also moving frequencies on the following dates:

WSLS September 6, 2019 WDBJ September 6, 2019 WFXR September 6, 2019 WPXR September 6, 2019 WWCW September 6, 2019

“We’ve been a part of this community for decades, and we know that our viewers rely on us for critical breaking news and severe weather alerts, along with the very best in sports and entertainment. That’s not going to change,” said Jamie León, Vice President and General Manager of WSLS.

“Our goal is to make this transition as easy as possible on our viewers to ensure they can keep watching the programs they love, such as 10 News, Daytime Blue Ridge, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, Sunday Night Football and This is Us”.

Heath Oldham

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