Update 2/20/2020: Scheduled maintenance to WHRO Public Media Transmitters beginning Saturday, February 22 at 1:00 a.m. lasting several hours.
During this time, a power outage will take place and likely last several hours.

On May 1, 2020, WHRO will transition to a new broadcast frequency as part of an FCC-mandated change. We are currently slated to transition to physical channel 31 on May 31, 2020.

We are aware that some of WHRO’s broadcast audience has experienced difficulty receiving our television signal as the TV industry is in the middle of an FCC mandated repackaging of TV channels.

WCPB in Salisbury, MD, transitioned to Channel 16 on August 2, 2019 which is causing an overlap in signals in the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Eastern Shore. Reception will become worse when we move to the temporary antenna on November 1, 2019.

For more information regarding the FCC repack, visit https://www.fcc.gov/TVrescan


Viewers who use an over-the-air antenna must perform a channel rescan on their television in order to continue to receive WHRO channels.


How To Rescan Your Antenna TV

  1. Choose Scan or Autotune from your TV or converter box control menu. This starts the scanning process.
  2. Your TV does the rest. Sit back and relax. The process can take a few minutes to finish.


Rescan Didn't Work?

If rescanning does not restore your WHRO reception, you may need to perform a double rescan by doing the following:

  1. Disconnect your TV antenna from the television
  2. Perform a channel rescan on your TV
  3. Turn off your TV
  4. Reconnect the antenna
  5. Turn on your TV and rescan again


After rescanning, you will still find us over-the-air on digital channels 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 and 15.4, and on the same channel numbers through your cable provider as before. Cable and satellite viewers are not affected by this change. If you have a cable or satellite subscription, no action is required on your part.

If your double rescan still does not result in your ability to receive over-the-air reception of WHRO channels, it is possible that you may be experiencing a temporary loss of access to WHRO.


Call Us With Questions

For questions on how to rescan your TV, you can call us at 775-889-9400 Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm.