The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Whitehall PBS Channel 49 moved

 

September 26, 2018

Melissa Jenkins

Workers on the "Blue Water Tank" prepare to change antennas Tuesday morning.

The local Whitehall PBS TV channel 49 has moved to TV channel 36.

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) recently repurposed a block of frequencies in the upper TV band to make room for more wireless communication devices.

The present TV band is being "repacked" nationwide and all TV stations will now operate below channel 37.

Lee Good of Whitehall Lower Power TV said on Tuesday they hope to complete the channel change in less than a day and with being off-the-air for an extended period of time. Good said they have already received a new antenna that is almost 21-foot-long and replace...



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