WKAR-TV (East Lansing), which is switching RF channels due to the FCC repack, is keeping its viewers updated with the latest information on the project that started on April 20.
The station is moving from RF channel 40 to RF channel 33. The station is one of the first in the country to make the move as part of the multi-year repack process.
To make the move, WKAR is replacing the main broadcast antenna that sits atop the station’s 1000-foot tower, plus a twenty-year-old transmitter, the transmission line to the antenna, and an auxiliary antenna.
It’s a $2 million project for WKAR, paid for almost entirely by the proceeds of the recent FCC spectrum auction.
The work is also affecting WKAR-FM and WKAR-AM’s FM translator.
The station has been providing daily “Technote” updates on its website detailing each day’s progress. You can see the advisories here. WKAR hopes to begin broadcasting on the new channel by May 23.