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WMAR is moving frequencies. Here's what you need to know.

Rescan day: July 2, 2020
Posted at 10:48 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 12:41:22-04

What's happening?
Nearly 1,000 television stations across the U.S. are changing their over-the-air broadcast frequencies. This is a Federal Law which will make room for wireless internet broadband services.

So if you watch television free, over-the -air than this impacts you, and we're here to get you through it.

What does this mean for you?
Viewers who rely on an antenna to watch TV free, or what we call over the air, will need to rescan their television sets when a local station changes frequencies. There is no need to purchase anything new and if you subscribe to cable, satellite, or streaming television you will not be affected.

How to rescan.
Rescanning is a straightforward process: select "scan" or "autotune" from your TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process. Instructions are usually available by pressing the "set-up" or "menu" buttons on your remote control.

When do I rescan?
July 2, 2020 at 9 a.m. is the day Baltimore viewers should do their rescan. Because TV channels will be moving at different times you may need to do it more than once.

Have questions?
For additional help, please contact the Federal Communications Commission’s hotline at 1-888-CALLFCC (1-888-225-5322) and press "6" to speak to a help desk representative. The call center is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Eastern time, seven days a week, to enable consumers throughout the country to obtain assistance during evening and weekend hours.