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TV station changes in Lafayette – select viewers must take action

Posted at 1:01 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 14:01:20-05

KLWB, the local MeTV affiliate that services Lafayette, will change frequencies tomorrow, Friday, November 30, as part of the FCC’s spectrum repack, which requires nearly 1,000 TV stations across the country to change frequencies over the next two years to make room for wireless broadband services.

More than 72 million people across the country rely on over-the-air TV for news and entertainment programming. While cable and satellite subscribers are not affected, anyone who watches TV for free with an antenna will need to go through the rescan process.

The rescan process is simple, and the TV does most of the work. Step-by-step directions and video tutorials for how to rescan can be found at TVAnswers.org.

There may also be additional stations in the Lafayette area that are required to change frequencies before the spring of 2020.

Viewers can also search the database on TVAnswers.org by zip code to learn which stations in their area are changing frequencies and when.