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CHANGE IS COMING TO CBS 58’S OVER THE AIR SIGNAL

(CBS 58) -- Due to transmitter modifications necessary for the FCC mandated television station frequency changes, all stations on the 58 stream, (CBS 58.1; WBME 58.2; WMLW 58.3; WYTU 58.4 and StartTV 38.5) will be transmitting at reduced power.

This may cause interruptions to, or affect the quality or ability to receive these stations over the air.

You may need to relocate or redirect your antenna.  At this time, no rescan is required.

The reduction in power will continue through October 18 as we prepare for the market-wide frequency changes (aka, Repack) that will take place at all Milwaukee television stations on Friday, October 18 at 1:00 a.m.

For more information about Repack visit www.tvanswers.org/rescan.asp or www.FCC.gov/TVrescan. Viewers who need assistance or have questions may also contact the FCC call center toll-free by dialing 1-888-CALLFCC (1-888-225-5322) and pressing "6" to speak to a help desk representative. The call center is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Eastern time, seven days a week, to enable consumers throughout the country to obtain assistance during evening and weekend hours.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.


CHANGE IS COMING TO CBS 58’S OVER THE AIR SIGNAL – OCTOBER 18


Television is the choice of many for news, weather, emergency information, and entertainment.  Very soon, many TV stations will be moving to new frequencies in order to provide more channels for wireless broadband services.
On Friday, October 18 at 1:00 am, WDJT, CBS 58 will move to a new broadcast frequency.  If you use an antenna to watch WDJT, CBS 58 (58.1); WBME, MeTV (58.2); WMLW (58.3 and 49.1); WYTU, Telemundo Wisconsin (58.4); Start TV (58.5); Bounce (49.2); H&I (49.3) or Decades (49.4), you will need to do a simple rescan to watch your favorite programs, news and sports without interruption.

Why are these stations moving frequencies?
Wireless internet shares the same broadcast spectrum as over-the-air television stations.  In 2012, Congress authorized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to auction off broadcast TV frequencies – or airwaves – and reallocate or “Repack” broadcast TV frequencies, to make more airwaves available for wireless services throughout the country. Nearly 1,000 television stations nationwide will be moving to new frequencies to make room for wireless internet carriers. Television stations in our area will be making the frequency change at 1:00 am on Friday, October 18.

How does it impact me and what do I need to do?
If you rely on an antenna to receive free, over-the-air TV, you will need to rescan your TV on the morning of Friday, October 18 to continue to watch programs, news, and sports on CBS 58 and its sub-channels.  If you subscribe to a pay-TV service – such as cable or satellite – you do not need to do anything.

How will I know when to rescan?
When you tune to any of our stations that day and don’t see a picture or see a message that says “No Signal”, you should perform the rescan.

How do I rescan my television?
Rescanning is a simple process.  All you need is your TV remote and these general steps to guide you through the process.
1.    Using your television's remote control, press the Menu or Settings option.
Note: a "Smart TV" may have a smart button that must be used to access the settings menu. It will generally have the manufacturer's logo on it.
2.    Locate Channels or Tuner Set Up option.
3.    Check the menu for an option of Antenna Type or Connection Type followed by either Antenna or Cable.
4.    Make sure that the designated setting is Antenna
5.    From the menu, choose Digital Channel Search (based on the manufacturer, alternate choices may include Channel Scan, Channel Search or Auto program.)
6.    Allow the TV to complete the search. During the search, you will see a bar listing how many channels have been found.
7.    Once complete, confirm the menu prompt, then press an exit or quit option.
NOTE:  All TV manufacturers differ, so menu options, wording, and other items may vary. The best way to complete the channel scan is to refer to the TV owner's manual.

Will stations be seen on new channel numbers?
While the broadcast frequency will change, all Weigel stations will be seen on the same channels as prior to the change.

Over the Air Channel Position Guide

WDJT, CBS 58

CH 58.1

WBME, MeTV

CH 41.1 and 58.2

WMLW

CH 49.1 and 58.3

WYTU, Telemundo WI

CH 63.1 and 58.4

Start TV

CH 63.2 and 58.5

Bounce TV

CH 49.2

H&I

CH 49.3

Decades

CH 49.2

Movies!

CH 63.3




How can I get help with rescanning?

You have many options available for help.  1.) You can watch the video on our website that will give you an overview of the process.  2.) You can consult the owner's manual for your television for more detailed instructions on how to run a channel scan, or contact customer service for your TV or converter box manufacturer. The www.tvanswers.org/rescan.asp website has a list of rescanning procedures specific to different television manufactures.  3.) You can visit www.FCC.gov/TVrescan for more rescan instructions.  4.) Call the FCC Consumer hotline at 1-888-225-5322.

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Kyle 4 days ago
Complete junk. Who is the idiot that decided to do it during NFL season.
TeriDelbovo 17 days ago
I lost 58. I live in Burlington, I've tried rescanning moving my antenna. I'm very disappointed . Not being able to watch my programs. I dont want to wait until October.
peter TeriDelbovo 15 days ago
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