WTCI-PBS, the Tennessee Valley’s PBS station, is one of hundreds of television stations across the country that have changed their over-the-air broadcast frequencies as part of the FCC-mandated Spectrum repack.
As a part of this process, WTCI has installed a new tower, antenna and transmitter. The new tower is taller and replaces the one installed in 1969, while the new transmitter is three times as efficient, says Bryan Fuqua, interim president and CEO
“This will result in a savings for our nonprofit PBS station and will provide a stronger signal for our viewers as we begin our 50th year of service to the community,” Fuqua adds.
WTCI viewers who receive their local channels using an antenna will need to rescan their TV to ensure it recognizes the new frequency. Cable and satellite subscribers do not need to rescan.
To rescan, viewers will need to find the “auto tune,” “program” or “rescan” selection in the setup menu of their TV or converter box remote control.
Viewers experiencing connection issues are encouraged to point their antenna toward the Falling Water area. Visit www.wtcitv.org/rescan or call 423 702-7815 for additional help.
WTCI reaches a 35-county region and serves over 440,000 households with programming, events and educational outreach. Scheduling, programming and membership information is available at wtciTV.org.