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If you use an antenna to get SCETV, you may need to rescan your television to find our channel soon. If you use a cable or satellite provider to receive SCETV, you will not be affected by this change.

What's happening?

SCETV will be updating our equipment to comply with FCC requirements, which may cause brief interruptions to your SC Public Radio and SCETV programming. Check this page for up-to-date information about what’s happening throughout the process. Work will take place through the fall of 2020.

How will this affect me?

SC Public Radio

Because SCETV and SC Public Radio share towers, you may lose your signal briefly while we work on the equipment. In the meantime, you can download the SCETV app (from iTunes or Android) on your phone to continue listening with no interruption. Enter your zip code below to find out when work will be happening in your area.

SCETV

If you use an antenna to get SCETV, you’ll need to rescan your television to find our channel after we work on the tower in your area. If you use a cable or satellite provider to receive SCETV, you will not need to take any action. Enter your zip code below to find out when work will be happening in your area.

FAQs

Why is this happening?

The FCC has reassigned the broadband frequencies in a process called “repacking” to create more space for wireless carriers. This resulted in mandatory changes for public broadcasting stations across the country. If you’re interested, you can learn more about the process of repacking on the FCC’s website.

When is this happening?

Starting in 2019 and continuing through the fall of 2020, this process will affect different zip codes at different times. You can check the status of the SCETV tower in your area by typing in your zip code above.

How will this affect me?

If you use a cable or satellite provider to receive SCETV, you will not be affected by this change. If you use a digital antenna to get SCETV channels, you may need to rescan your television to find our channel once we have completed the work. SC Public Radio shares towers with SCETV and may have some interference as we update our equipment.

How do I rescan my television?

Generally, you’ll press the menu button on your remote and look for “channel setup options.” Select “antenna” or “tuner” and start a new scan. Every TV is different, so if you run into trouble, please check your manual for specific instructions.

My SC Public Radio channel is gone!

This is just a temporary signal drop caused by our work on the towers that broadcast SCETV and SC Public Radio. You don’t need to do anything or change your preset channels, we will be back on your regular station as soon as we’re done! In the meantime, download the SCETV App (from iTunes or Android) to listen to your favorite SC Public Radio programs online.

My SCETV channel is gone!

We are probably working on the tower in your area. Please enter your zip code above to check the status of our work. After we’re done, you’ll need to rescan your television to find our station again if you use a digital antenna. If you access SCETV by satellite or cable, you will not need to take any action.

Still have questions?

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