ATTENTION GREENEVILLE AND GREENE COUNTY VIEWERS USING ANTENNAS


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ATTENTION GREENEVILLE AND GREENE COUNTY VIEWERS USING ANTENNAS TO RECEIVE WKPT-TV’S COZI, ME-TV, LAFF, AND ESCAPE PROGRAMMING. SOME OF YOU USING RABBIT EARS OR OTHER INSIDE ANTENNAS MAY NO LONGER RECEIVE US AFTER OCTOBER 18 TH . OUR WAPG-CD THAT OPERATES FROM A VIKING MOUNTAIN TRANSMITTER WILL BE GOING OFF THE AIR ON THAT DATE DUE TO A SPECTRUM AUCTION HELD EARLIER THIS YEAR BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION. SOME OF THE WKPT-TV CHANNELS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE ON CABLE, DISH NETWORK AND DIRECTV, BUT TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE ALL FOUR PROGRAM SERVICES FROM THE MAIN HOLSTON MOUNTAIN TRANSMITTER, YOU MAY NEED TO PURCHASE AND INSTALL AN OUTSIDE UHF ANTENNA AND THEN RESCAN YOUR TV.

WAPK-CD HAS BEEN BROADCASTING ON CHANNEL 18 BUT ACCORDING TO FCC RULES IDENTIFIES AS 19.1, 19.2, 19.3 AND 19.4. AS A LOW-POWER CLASS A STATION WAPG-CD ONLY COVERS THE GREENE COUNTY/GREENEVILLE AREA. WKPT-TV, THE FULL-POWER MAIN STATION WITH THE SAME PROGRAMMING, BROADCASTS ON CHANNEL 27 BUT ALSO IDENTIFIES AS CHANNEL 19. YOU CAN CHECK TO SEE WHICH CHANNEL YOU ARE ACTUALLY VIEWING BY SELECTING CHANNEL 18 OR CHANNEL 27. IF YOUR TV GOES TO THE CHANNEL 19 SERVICES, YOU ARE ACTUALLY RECEIVING THE CHANNEL YOU SELECTED. AN OUTSIDE ANTENNA WILL LIKELY BE NECESSARY TO RELIABLY RECEIVE CHANNEL 27 FROM HOLSTON MOUNTAIN DUE TO THE DISTANCE FROM YOUR COMMUNITY.

IF YOU ALSO WANT TO RECEIVE CHANNELS 5 AND 11, YOU SHOULD PURCHASE AN ALL-CHANNEL ANTENNA THAT RECEIVES BOTH UHF AND VHF CHANNELS. THE ANTENNA SHOULD BE RATED FOR ABOUT A 55 MILE RANGE FOR UHF. IF YOU ONLY WANT TO GET WKPT-TV (AND WEMT-TV FOX), A UHF ONLY ANTENNA SHOULD WORK FOR YOU. BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT BUYING SO-CALLED “DIGITAL OR HDTV ANTENNAS.” THERE ARE A LOT OF THESE AVAILABLE THAT DO NOT ACTUALLY RECEIVE ALL THE CHANNELS AVAILABLE IN THE TRI-CITIES AREA. BOTH WALMART AND AMAZON.COM ARE GOOD SOURCES OF ANTENNAS AND ANTENNA EQUIPMENT SUCH AS AMPLIFIERS. IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL US AT 423-246-9578.
THIS MESSAGE IS ONLY FOR GREENEVILLE AND GREENE COUNTY VIEWERS USING ANTENNAS.

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