Antenna TV viewers: Make a plan to Rescan

Friday, September 6, 2019, WDBJ7 and WZBJ24 will make a change to our transmitter signals.

This change will affect anyone who receives our signal with a TV antenna.

If you receive WDBJ7 and WZBJ24 over the air using an antenna, you will be required to rescan your TV's channel receiver in order to find us.

You will not be required to rescan until the date of the upgrade – Friday, September 6, 2019. Anyone receiving WDBJ7 and WZBJ24 on an antenna WILL lose the signal Friday, September 6, 2019, until this simple rescan is performed.

If you receive WDBJ7 and WZBJ24 on cable or satellite, you will NOT be affected.


How do I rescan my TV?

To perform a rescan of your television receiver, use your remote control to access your TV's menu screen. You should be able to find a setting like: "Scan for channels," or "Channel search."

When you select that and press Enter, your TV will automatically search the airwaves and update your TV's channel listing. When this is complete, you will once again have access to WDBJ7 and WZBJ24.

For most TVs, performing a rescan includes these simple steps:

1. Use your remote to access the MENU system on your television.

2. While on the TV (or TUNER) input, select the ANTENNA setting (if applicable).

3. Find the option labeled "Scan for channels," "Channel search," or something similar, and select that with your remote.

4. Your TV will automatically search the airwaves for all available local channels.

Once this rescan is complete, you should be able to access {station & .2 programming} as usual.

My TV doesn’t have that, what should I do?

You may want to perform a Google search for your specific TV brand or refer to your TV's user manual for a step‐by‐step guide.

How soon will my channels reset?

It varies from TV to TV, but the rescan should take only a few minutes and your new channels should show up right away.

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