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Having trouble receiving WKBT-TV over-the-air?

Published On: Dec 27 2013 03:39:04 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 27 2013 02:02:00 PM CST

We occasionally receive messages from News 8 viewers that have issues tuning in our signal with their over-the-air antenna. We wanted to give you some information that will help.

Our Digital TV signal is on Channel 8, which is VHF. Make sure your antenna is capable of receiving VHF.

The best option to receive our over-the-air signal is by using a rooftop antenna, but that it isn't possible at every location. If you can't put up a rooftop or attic antenna. an amplified indoor antenna is highly recommended.

Our tower is located near Galesville, Wisconsin, so be sure your rooftop antenna is pointed in that direction. Indoor antennas should be oriented so they are facing that direction, too. Placing the antenna near windows and as high as possible is best.

Sometimes it helps to use a longer cable between the antenna and the TV. That gives you more freedom of where to place the antenna. Here's a website that can help you when aiming your antenna:

The following website shows indoor TV antennas that we recommend, such as the TV3, TV5 and TV55:

Other ways to watch News 8's newscasts and individual stories:

WKBT-TV on Roku ( A set-top box that you can use to access video on-demand from a variety of channels)
WKBT-TV Mobile (Apps for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, shortcut for Blackberry)
Live-Streaming News 8 newscasts (The video player will play the newscasts when they air.)
WKBT-TV News 8 on YouTube (You can find nearly all of our locally-produced stories on our YouTube channel.
Social media (We're on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+)
Subscribe to RSS Feeds (RSS feeds are an easy way to add news headlines from our website to your personal blog, newsreader or website.)