Due to a government mandate, WJZ-TV is transitioning to a new physical channel on July 2nd, 2020. If you use an antenna to receive our station over the air, you will need to rescan the channels on your TV to continue to receive us after July 2nd.
After the rescan, you’ll still find us on Channel 13 dash 1.
Here’s a step-by-step on how to rescan your channels.
If you have rescanned your set and are still not receiving WJZ, it is because we are temporarily running on a weaker signal. A combination of geography and signal strength are causing some homes to temporarily lose our signal.
WJZ is experiencing a lower powered signal during critical tower upgrades required by the FCC.
There’s going to be a brief period of time until we get our normal strong signal back. Right now, the station is running off its auxiliary antenna while we work to replace the main antenna. The station’s auxiliary antenna is unfortunately unable to output the FCC maximum approved power that we’re permitted to with our main antenna. That’s why some of our viewers can’t get us right now despite rescanning.
The main antenna will be installed by August 1st, as long as the weather cooperates. Anyone who is still unable to receive WJZ should rescan their TV channels AFTER we transition back to our new main antenna, hopefully by August 1st. We will definitely keep you updated on our progress because we want this fixed as much as you do.
We apologize and ask for your patience. We are confident you will be able to watch us again as soon as our fully powered signal is back.
No new equipment or services are required in order to keep your local channel access. If you receive us over cable, satellite, or Fios, no action is required.
Anyone who lives outside the Baltimore County area who is unable to receive WJZ after July 2nd should rescan their TV channels after we transition back to our new main antenna on August 1.