WGCU TV Channel Rescan -Tuesday, March 10 at Noon

Your Free Local TV Stations May Be Moving Frequencies. Here’s What to Do.

If you watch WGCU and all other TV stations for free with an antenna, you may soon have to rescan your TV or converter box to make sure you keep getting all the local stations you enjoy for news, drama, science, nature, music, and more.

Rescanning is when your TV finds all of the available channels in your area. If you haven’t rescanned your TV recently, you may discover TV channels you didn’t even know you were missing.

On Tuesday, March 10 at noon, TV stations in Southwest Florida must change frequencies (the airspace they use to transmit into your home) to make room for more wireless services. When these changes take place, viewers who rely on free “over the air” TV will need to rescan their TV sets to keep watching the channels.

You will not need to purchase any new equipment. If your TV is connected to a cable or satellite service, you don’t need to do anything; your service provider will do it for you.

This move is happening behind the scenes, so the channel number you know will not change. Stations must move at different times, so stay tuned to your local channels for information on when you may need to rescan your TV.

Read Rescan Instructions or Watch!

Select “scan” or “autotune” from your TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process. You can usually find instructions by pressing the “set-up” or “menu” buttons on your television or digital antenna remote control. If you have difficulty, consult the owner’s manual for more detailed instructions on how to run a channel scan, or contact customer service for your TV or converter box manufacturer.

After you rescan your TV set, the channel number for your local TV station will remain the same. If you haven’t rescanned your TV recently, you may discover TV channels that you didn’t know you were missing.

More Help

You can find out which of your stations are moving and when at TVAnswers.org. This site also includes information on how to rescan your TV or converter box. For additional help, contact the FCC hotline at 1-888-CALLFCC (1-888-225-5322) and press “6” to speak to a help desk representative. The call center is staffed from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern time, seven days a week.

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