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Technical updates, information and help for WKAR TV, Radio and Online.

TECHNOTE: TV is on the air at reduced power

During required maintenance at our transmission towers, WKAR broadcasting will be off the air or operating at low power for portions of the day beginning Tuesday, April 23 through Friday, April 26, 2024.

Online streaming and some cable TV services will not be affected.

The tentative schedule is:
Tue 4/23: AM 870 off-air or low power between 10am-6pm.

Wed 4/24: AM 870 off-air or low power between 9am-1pm; TV, 90.5 FM, 102.3 FM off-air or low power between 9am-6pm

Thu 4/25-Fri 4/26: TV, 90.5 FM, 102.3 FM off-air or low power between 9am-6pm

Follow this page for updates.

Updated: April 26, 2024 at 6:58 AM EDT
UPDATE: 7am 4/26/24. WKAR TV is currrently operating at reduced power. Channel 23.1-5 went off-the-air unexpectedly at about 6:15pm Thursday. Engineers were able to restore broadcast service at reduced power at approx. 2:30am. Work continues to bring 23.1-5 to full power.. Channel 35 (ATSC 3.0) has been off the air since 9:30pm Thu and will remain off air until further notice.

Viewers in outlying areas with no reception can watch WKAR TV and WKAR World at
and WKAR PBS Kids at
Updated: April 25, 2024 at 5:14 PM EDT
UPDATE: Maintenance work on the WKAR transmission towers has been completed ahead of schedule. All broadcast services resumed at full power as of 4:15pm Thursday, 4/25/24. No further interruption of service is scheduled at this time. Thank you for your patience while this essential work was performed.
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