Michigan TV Stations Changing Their Frequencies This Week
Most of the TV stations in Genesee County are changing their frequencies this week, so here's what you need to do about it.
The first thing you should know is that this won't affect you at all if you are watching local stations on cable or satellite TV. The channel changes are only impacting people watching local TV with an over the air HD receiver.
In 2017, the FCC held an auction and ultimately reallocated many TV frequencies in order to accommodate the needs of wireless broadband providers. TV companies were given a few years to complete their changes, and they are taking place in Genesee County this week.
The first thing you need to do is start a rescan on your TV. You may need to perform this procedure more than once since the changes are happening at different times. Below is the schedule of changes, with the first one happening today at Noon.
WEYI-TV 25 and WBSF-TV 46 will alter their signals on Tuesday, June 18. A rescan may be necessary after 12 pm in order to continue receiving those stations' programming.
WNEM-TV 5's signal will change on Friday, June 21. Another rescan may be necessary on that day.
Additionally, public TV station WCMZ and religious broadcaster WAQP are in the process of changing frequencies as well. More information is available here.
There will be no changes to WJRT-TV 12 and WSMH-TV 66.
These changes are not just happening in Genesee County, so if you're wondering about the rest of the country, you can enter your zip code here.