UPDATE | WSAZ's largest project in station's history underway

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HUNTINGTON/CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 11/8/19
WSAZ is in the process of installing a new antenna to provide you a stronger signal. If you receive WSAZ or WQCW over the air by using an antenna, you may temporarily lose signal during certain times of the installation. This may also affect some cable subscribers. We apologize for any inconvenience.



UPDATE 10/1/19 @ 6 p.m.
Due to unexpected delays with the tower crew, WSAZ was unable to make the transition on Oct. 1.

At this time, the crew is expected to arrive on Oct. 13. Once the crew is onsite, it will take four to five weeks to remove the existing transmission line, along with the older primary and auxiliary broadcast antennas.

Then, crews will install the new broadband transmission line with a new broadband top mount antenna that will service both WSAZ and WQCW.

At this time, we don't have an official completion date. However, once the crew is onsite we will be able to determine a new transition date.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 8/14/19
WSAZ is involved in one of the largest projects in our station’s history.

It’s not something you will see on your television, but behind the scenes we’re working around the clock to bring you a more reliable signal.

WSAZ is removing and rebuilding two full power transmitter facilities for both WSAZ and WQCW to give you a stronger signal.

During this project, if you receive WSAZ or WQCW over the air by using an antenna in certain areas you may lose signal.

On Oct. 1, WSAZ will make an official transition to our new channels. At that time, you must re-scan your TV or set top box to reestablish our channels. This will allow you to locate the new channels and store them on your TV as they were before.

The new channels will be as follows:
WSAZ - 3.1
WQCW - 30.1

WSAZ will transition from RF Channel 23 to RF Channel 22 and operate at 800kw

WQCW will transition from RF Channel 17 to RF Channel 15 and will operate at 1000kw

If you are experiencing issues and have questions, please call the WSAZ Engineering Department at 304-690-3025. You can also email us at news@wsaz.com. We will respond in a timely manner and help you.

For more additional information, you can click on the two links to the right of this article.