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Written by: Nick Houser
Date: April 23, 2020

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Updated: April 23, 2020

We are pleased to report as of Thursday, April 23, 2020, WOSU TV’s over-the-air signal is now broadcasting back at full power. It’s time to rescan to have your TV find our channels.

This was an FCC-mandated transition that resulted in the installation of a new transmitter and antenna on our tower in Westerville. That work experienced weather delays and we had some equipment failures. Now, our signal should be restored in most cases by antenna viewers doing a complete rescan of your television set. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Updated: April 9, 2020

On April 9, 2020, WOSU TV’s new transmitter experienced an equipment failure. Some over-the-air viewers in outlying areas who watch TV for free with an antenna may experience reception issues.

We are working to get a replacement installed as soon as possible. Right now, we are anticipating we will be back up to full power on Monday, April 20.

If you are experience service disruption of WOSU TV 34.1, WOSU Kids 34.4, WOSU Plus 34.3 and WOSU Ohio 34.2, and are using an indoor antenna, try reorienting the antenna with the front of it facing in a North/Northeast direction and then rescanning.
Check back to this site often for updates on this issue.

Updated: April 4, 2020

WOSU TV’s over-the-air signal is now at full power! Our signal should be restored in most cases by antenna viewers doing a complete RESCAN of your television set. We apologize for the inconvenience.

This was an FCC-mandated transition that resulted in the installation of a new transmitter and antenna on our tower in Westerville. That work was delayed by rain and high winds over the past two weeks.

After rescanning, WOSU’s channels might return on some TVs between 16.2 and 16.5. Adjustments will be made in the coming days to have our four channels return to 34.1 – 34.4 with an additional rescan possible for viewers whose rescan returns channels 16.2-16.5.

Viewers who watch through cable or satellite are not impacted by this change.

For more information visit our Rescan webpage.