On OCTOBER 18th WFIE-TV is making a change to our transmitter signal. This change will affect anyone who receives our signal with a TV antenna. If you receive WFIE over the air using an antenna, you will be required to re-scan your TV's channel receiver in order to find us.
Anyone receiving WFIE on an antenna WILL lose the signal to WFIE on October 18th until this simple re-scan is performed.
Follow These Simple Steps to Rescan Your TV
If your television is not digital, but you have a digital set-top box, refer to your set-top box product manual to learn how to add channels.
Because specific rescan procedures may vary by manufacturer, we’ve provided links below to the online support pages of many popular brands.
You must rescan your TV only if it is connected to an over-the-air antenna on October 18th. WFIE is changing frequencies on that date, and you will need to rescan in order to receive our signal.
You will not see WFIE on your TVs that are connected to an antenna.
No harm, but you also will not pick up our new frequency. That’s why we’re asking everyone to scan on October 18th.
Because these services are provided through means other than with an over-the-air antenna.
Wait a bit. Consult your TV instruction manual and try again.
We suggest going online to your manufacturer’s website. They frequently offer downloads of instruction manuals.
You might call your TV manufacturer or contact the retailer from which you purchased your TV.
Yes. Technically, it is only the “radio frequency” that is changing – this is what your television looks for when using an antenna. Our radio frequency is changing from channel 46 to channel 26. Your television will continue to identify us as “WFIE" to you.
Yes. Before 2019 is over, hundreds of television stations across the country are changing frequencies, which will require viewers to go through the same process to view them. WFIE is leading the market in changing frequencies.
We are required by law (and the Federal Communications Commission) to change our frequency? Our country’s entire “frequency spectrum” is being realigned to provide more efficient use of the airwaves. Over the course of the next five years, more than 1,000 U.S. television stations will change their frequencies.
An over-the-air TV antenna is a way to enjoy WFIE for free. Over-the-air reception offers the best picture possible because it is delivered directly from WFIE to you. Most electronics retailers sell inexpensive antennas.
You can email us or call our helpline to assist. Reach out to us. Please understand that due to the volume of calls, you may have to leave a message. We will get back to you.