To help viewers receive KNWA & KFTA, we have answered a few frequently asked questions below.
Due to an FCC mandate, KNWA will be changing our transmission frequency on April 11th, 2019. On April 12th a rescan of your television will be required for those who received channel 51 through free antenna broadcasting. Those who fall into the category above will need to perform a rescan of your tv. After the rescan the channel will appear on your television as channel 51 again.
I can no longer get channel 51 with my antenna.
Starting April 8, KNWA will be performing tower upgrades. You might experience some outages over the next 4 days. This will impact antenna viewers only, on channel 51.1, 51.2, 51.3, and 51.4.
Due to an FCC mandate, KNWA will be changing our transmission frequency on April 12, 2019. On April 13th a rescan of your television will be required for those who received channel 51 through free antenna broadcasting. Those who fall into the category above will need to perform a rescan of your TV. After the rescan the channel will appear on your television as channel 51 again.
In the meantime, you can view and follow our KNWA news content on our website and on our various station apps. You can also watch KNWA on streaming services such as YouTube TV. If you currently receive our 24.2 channel it is a simulcast of our 51.1 KNWA signal.
This temporary situation will not affect anyone who receives KNWA on Cable or Satellite such as COX, DISH, DIRECTV, Etc. If you have any questions or concerns, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.
We have two tower locations that carry both KNWA & KFTA on the secondary channel. If you receive one of the two channels you will be able to get both Fox and NBC channels and shouldn’t worry about the other frequency.
What Direction do I Point my Outdoor / Attic Antenna?
We broadcast from two locations. For the most reliable signal strength, point your outdoor or attic antenna to the closest tower location to your address. If you have an indoor antenna and still cannot receive our reception, it might be worth considering getting a directional antenna that is suggested below.
With any broadcast signal, the terrain is a major factor. Things such as foliage, buildings, walls or living in a valley can prevent our signal from reaching you. Getting your antenna up as high as possible and away from other obstacles is key to improving your signal quality. Place your antenna up as high as possible and away from other obstacles to improve your signal quality.
How do I Perform a Channel Scan?
Run the “scan” function on your converter box or digital television set, usually on the remote control, labeled “set-up” or “menu” or some similar term. Consult the owner’s manual for more detailed instructions on how to run a channel scan. Once the scan is complete, you should be receiving digital channels through your antenna.