WILMINGTON, North Carolina – WECT has announced that it is moving frequencies on Friday, September 6th , 2019. That means viewers who watch TV for free with an over the air antenna need to Make a Plan to Rescan their TVs to continue watching the station.
Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held an auction of broadcast airwaves to provide more channels for wireless internet broadband services. WECT did not participate in the auction, however, the FCC is requiring this station and nearly 1,000 others nationwide to move to new frequencies to make room for wireless internet services “We’ve been a part of this community for 65 years, and we know that our viewers rely on us for critical breaking news and severe weather alerts, along with the very best in sports and entertainment. That’s not going to change,” said Mark Mendenhall, Vice President and General Manager of WECT. “Our goal is to make this transition as easy as possible on our viewers to ensure they can keep watching the programs they love, such WECT News, Carolina in the Morning, Sunday Night Football, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy”
To rescan on Friday, September 6th , “scan” or “autotune” on the TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process. Instructions are usually available by pressing the “set-up”; or
“menu”; buttons on the remote control. This move is happening behind the scenes, so the channel number viewers know will not change.
Stay tuned to WECT for more information, or visit our website at wect.com/rescan.
Viewers do not need to purchase new equipment or services, and those who watch WECT through a cable or satellite service do not need to rescan – your service provider will do it for you.