Plan to Rescan Your Televisions on October 18

Please note: If you have cable or satellite, this message doesn’t apply to you

Plan to rescan your TV

What’s Happening?

KET is updating its antennas, and if you watch television over the air with an antenna, you will need to rescan your TV set on October 18, 2019 to continue watching KET.

Please note: this doesn’t apply to viewers in Morehead (WKMR 38) and Hazard (WKHA 35), who had their Rescan Day in June.

  • You will not need to purchase new equipment or services.
  • After you rescan your set, you’ll find our station on the same channel number as before.
  • If you subscribe to cable or satellite television, you do not need to rescan.

How to Rescan Your Channels

To keep watching KET, you will need to rescan your TV or converter box.

  • Press the Menu button on your remote control
  • Select Setup, then Channels
  • Select “scan” or “autotune” from the menu to start the scanning process.

Every TV is different, so what you see on your screen may not exactly match the steps above. If you run into trouble, please refer to your TV’s product manual, or contact the TV manufacturer for clearer directions specific to your device.

Why did KET channels move?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which regulates the public airwaves, held an auction to reallocate TV broadcast airwaves for wireless Internet broadband services. Now, nearly 1,000 TV stations, including KET, are required to make updates.

As directed by the FCC, TV stations will make updates at different times starting in 2018 through at least the spring of 2020. This may require viewers who use an antenna to watch TV to rescan more than once – each time a local station makes an update.

Rescanning is straightforward and requires no new equipment or services.

As a reminder: If you watch TV through a cable or satellite service, you don’t need to do anything.

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQ. If you can’t find an answer there, give us a call at (866) 291-8189.