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WTIU scheduled to change frequencies Friday



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WTIU Public Television is scheduled to change broadcast frequencies 9 a.m. Friday. The station is moving frequencies to make room for more wireless internet services on the airwaves. IDS file photo Buy Photos

WTIU Public Television is scheduled to change broadcast frequencies 9 a.m. Friday, according to a press release from the station.

Viewers who watch WTIU for free with an over-the-air antenna will have to rescan their TVs to continue to receive the local channel.

To start the rescanning process, select “scan” or “autotune” on the TV control menu. Pressing the “menu” button on the remote will usually provide instructions, according to the press release. 

Rescanning allows the TV to recognize that the new frequency is related to the local channel. The channel number will not change.

People who subscribe to a cable or satellite service do not need to rescan. The provider will do it automatically, according to the press release.

The station is moving frequencies to make room for more wireless internet services on the airwaves. The Federal Communications Commission required it, according to the press release.

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