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Follow These Simple Steps to Rescan Your TV

  1. Make sure you have a VHF/UHF antenna connected to your TV.

  2. Go to your TV menu.

  3. Select “Channel Setup” (or similar).

  4. Choose “Antenna” and/or “Air."

  5. Run “Auto-program."

  6. Your TV may take 3 to 15 minutes as it searches for channels in your area.

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.




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Why must I rescan my TV?

You must re-scan your TV only if it is connected to an over-the-air antenna on August 31, 2018. WLOX ABC, CBS and Bounce are changing frequencies on that date, and you will need to re-scan in order to receive our signal.

What happens if I don’t rescan on Friday, August 31st?

You will not see WLOX ABC, CBS and Bounce on your TVs that are connected to an antenna.

What if I scan before Friday, August 31st?

No harm, but you also will not pick up our new frequency. That’s why we’re asking everyone to scan on August 31, 2018.

Why doesn’t this affect televisions connected to cable, satellite or streaming?

Because those services are provided through means other than with an over-the-air antenna.

What if I re-scan and I can't see WLOX?

Wait a bit. Consult your TV instruction manual and try again.

I can’t find my TV instruction manual, what do I do?

We suggest going online to your manufacturer’s website. They frequently offer downloads of instruction manuals.

Who else can help me?

You might call your TV manufacturer or contact the retailer from which you purchased your TV.

Is this happening to other stations?

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. 

Why are stations like WLOX changing their 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.

Why use an antenna to watch TV?

An over-the-air TV antenna is a way to enjoy WLOX ABC, CBS and Bounce for free. Over-the-air reception offers the best picture possible because it is delivered directly from WLOX to you. Most electronics retailers sell inexpensive antennas.

Help!  I’m lost!  What do I do?

You can email us or call our help line 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.

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