Update for WHNT News 19’s over-the-air viewers

To our over-the-air viewers,

Over a week ago we had to shut down our transmitter due to some moisture damage. Our engineering team determined that leaving the transmitter on even the lowest power could lead to permanent damage. Consequently, we made the decision to shut down the transmitter until we could fully assess the damage. We’re now in the process of making repairs, but it will take some time.

Our crews have come up with a work-around that allows us to transmit at a very low power; enough to get us to our cable and satellite system providers (where they pick up our signal). We also have a temporary directional antenna in place.

If you live west of Monte Sano, you have a better chance of seeing us over the air than if you live east of the mountain. This is not an ideal solution for our over-the-air viewers, and we’re working as fast as we can to get back to full-power. This is a painstaking process that takes time, and it may be a week or so before we are back to full power.

We are appreciative of your loyalty, and we don’t take it lightly. Some of your favorite CBS shows are streamed the next day at CBS.com and almost all of them are available with CBS All Access. WHNT is now available live on CBS All Access and you can watch all of our local newscasts as well as your favorite CBS shows either on the app or online. There is a free 30-day trial as well.

Again, we’re working as quickly and diligently as possible to return our over-the-air signal to our broadcast viewers.

Thank you for your support and patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Stan Pylant