GPB Viewer Rescan Information

Viewer Rescan Information

WMUM-TV WVAN-TV WXGA-TV WNGH-TV  WJSP-TV  WACS-TV  WGTV FAQs

WMUM-TV 

On July 13, we are moving from channel 7 to channel 9 for WMUM TV. This move will impact viewers using an antenna in the Macon/Cochran area. However, viewers watching with an antenna will still find GPB at 29.1, GPB Create at 29.2, GPB Knowledge at 29.3 and GPB Kids at 29.4.

Where is the GPB tower and transmitter located?

DT7 WMUM-TV
243 Carey Salem Road
Cochran, GA 31014

Outside of Atlanta · (800) 222-4788
ask@gpb.org

Contact: Randy Crawford
Hours of Operation 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

When will all of the work be complete?

This channel change will take place at Noon Eastern Time July 13. During this period leading up to the channel change, the station may experience some off-air events to allow the tower crew to work without being exposed to hazardous radiation.

When the tower work is completed, will we need to rescan again?

If you are using an antenna to watch our four channels, please note that GPB is now transmitting from our permanent antenna on our newly strengthened tower. If you rescanned your channels on May 1, you should not have to rescan again to receive GPB services.
Although most viewers will not need to purchase new equipment, some viewers of WMUM who have a UHF only antenna will need to replace the unit with an antenna that also receives VHF frequencies as we are switching from UHF to VHF.

For further information, please refer to the FAQ Section.

WVAN - TV

On May 1, we are moving from channel 9 to channel 8 for WVAN TV. This move will impact viewers using an antenna in the Savannah/Pembroke area. However, viewers watching with an antenna will still find GPB at 9.1, GPB Create at 9.2, GPB Knowledge at 9.3 and GPB Kids at 9.4.
 
Where is the GPB tower and transmitter located?

DT9 WVAN-TV
86 Vandiver Street
Pembroke, GA 31321

Outside of Atlanta · (800) 222-4788
ask@gpb.org

Contact: Jonah Riner
Hours of Operation 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
 
When will all of the work be complete?

This channel change will take place at Noon Eastern Time May 1. During this period leading up to the channel change, the station may experience some off-air events to allow the tower crew to work without being exposed to hazardous radiation.

When the tower work is completed, will we need to rescan again?

If you are using an antenna to watch our four channels, please note that GPB is now transmitting from our permanent antenna on our newly strengthened tower. If you rescanned your channels on May 1, you should not have to rescan again to receive GPB services.
Although most viewers will not need to purchase new equipment, some viewers of WVAN who have a UHF only antenna will need to replace the unit with an antenna that also receives VHF frequencies as we are switching from UHF to VHF.

For further information, please refer to the FAQ Section.

 

WXGA - TV

On May 1, we are moving from channel 8 to channel 7 for WXGA TV. This move will impact viewers using an antenna in the Waycross/Millwood area. However, viewers watching with an antenna will still find GPB at 8.1, GPB Create at 8.2, GPB Knowledge at 8.3 and GPB Kids at 8.4.
 
Where is the GPB tower and transmitter located?

DT8 WXGA-TV
6433 TV Tower Road
Millwood, GA 31552

Outside of Atlanta · (800) 222-4788
ask@gpb.org

Contact: Chris Allen
Hours of Operation 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday – Wednesday; 7:00 a.m. – Noon, Thursday-Friday
 
When will all of the work be complete?

This channel change will take place at Noon Eastern Time May 1. During this period leading up to the channel change, the station may experience some off-air events to allow the tower crew to work without being exposed to hazardous radiation.

When the tower work is completed, will we need to rescan again?

If you are using an antenna to watch our four channels, please note that GPB is now transmitting from our permanent antenna on our newly strengthened tower. If you rescanned your channels on May 1, you should not have to rescan again to receive GPB services.
Although most viewers will not need to purchase new equipment, some viewers of WXGA who have a UHF only antenna will need to replace the unit with an antenna that also receives VHF frequencies as we are switching from UHF to VHF.

For further information, please refer to the FAQ Section.

 

WNGH-TV

On September 3, we are moving from channel 33 to channel 4 for WNGH TV. This move will impact viewers using an antenna in the Chatsworth/Dalton area. However, viewers watching with an antenna will still find GPB at 18.1, GPB Create at 18.2, GPB Knowledge at 18.3 and GPB Kids at 18.4.
 

Where is the GPB tower and transmitter located?

DT33 WNGH-TV
Young Harris, GA
Atlanta · (404) 685-2389
Outside of Atlanta · (800) 222-4788
ask@gpb.org

Contact: Alan Schmelz
Hours of Operation 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday

Counties and Cities Served In This Area

  • Calhoun
  • Canton
  • Cedartown
  • Chatsworth
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Cuthbert
  • Dalton
  • Draketown
  • Edison
  • Ellijay
  • Hiawassee
  • LaFayette
  • Rome
  • Young Harris

 
When will all of the work be complete?

This channel change will take place at 12:30 Eastern Time September 3.  During this period leading up to the channel change, the station may experience some off-air events to allow the tower crew to work without being exposed to hazardous radiation.

When the tower work is completed, will we need to rescan again?

If you are using an antenna to watch our four channels, please note that GPB is now transmitting from our permanent antenna on our newly strengthened tower. If you rescanned your channels on September 3, you should not have to rescan again to receive GPB services.
Although most viewers will not need to purchase new equipment, some viewers of WNGH who have a UHF only antenna will need to replace the unit with an antenna that also receives VHF frequencies as we are switching from UHF to VHF.

For further information, please refer to the FAQ Section.

 

WJSP-TV

On March 25 we moved from channel 23 to channel 5 for WJSP TV. This move impacts viewers using an antenna the in Columbus/Warm Springs area and you will need to rescan your channels. However, viewers watching with an antenna will still find GPB at 28.1, GPB Create at 28.2, GPB Knowledge at 28.3 and GPB Kids at 28.4.
 

Where is the GPB tower and transmitter located?

WJSP is located at:
609 White House Parkway
Warm Springs, GA 31380
32°51'7"N   84°42'7"W

Contact: Chris Allen
Hours of Operation 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday

Counties and Cities Served In This Area:

•    Butler
•    Carrollton
•    Columbus
•    Forsyth
•    Griffin
•    Jackson
•    LaGrange
•    Montezuma
•    Newnan
•    Peachtree City
•    Thomaston
•    Warm Springs

 

When will all of the work be complete?

This channel change will take place at Noon March 25. The remainder of the WJSP tower upgrade project is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2019. During that period the station may experience some off-air events to allow the tower crew to work without being exposed to hazardous radiation. We will notify our viewers before going off the air.

When the tower work is completed, will we need to rescan again?

If you are using an antenna to watch our four channels, please note that GPB is now transmitting from our permanent antenna on our newly strengthened tower. If you rescanned your channels on March 25 you should not have to rescan again to receive GPB services.

For further information, please refer to the FAQ Section.

 

WACS-TV

On July 3, we are moving from channel 8 to channel 7 for WACS TV. This move will impact viewers using an antenna in the Dawson/Americus area. However, viewers watching with an antenna will still find GPB at 25.1, GPB Create at 25.2, GPB Knowlege at 25.3, and GPB Kids at 25.4

Where is the GPB tower and transmitter located?

DT8 WACS-TV

585 TV Tower Road

Parrott, GA 39877

Outside of Atlanta: (800) 222-4788

ask@gpb.org

Contact: Randy Crawford

Hourse of Operation 8:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

When will all of the work be complete?

 This channel change will take place at Noon Eastern Time July 3. During thie period leading up to the channel change, the station may experience some off-air events to allow the tower crew to work without being exposed to hazardous radiation. 

When the tower work is completed, will we need to rescan again?

If you are using an antenna to watch our four channels, please note that GPB is now transmitting from our permanent antenna on our newly strengthened tower. If you rescanned your channels on July 3, you should not have to rescan again to receive GPB services.
Although most viewers will not need to purchase new equipment, some viewers of WACS who have a UHF only antenna will need to replace the unit with an antenna that also receives VHF frequencies as we are switching from UHF to VHF.

For further information, please refer to the FAQ Section.

 
WGTV

On July 3, we are moving from channel 8 to channel 7 for WGTV-TV. This move will impact viewers using an antenna in the Athens/Atlanta area. However, viewers watching with an antenna will still find GPB at 8.1, GPB Create at 8.2, GPB Knowledge at 8.3, and GPB Kids at 8.4.

Where is the GPB tower and transmitter located?

DT8 WGTV-TV

#2 Robert E. Lee Boulevard

Stone Mountian, GA 30083

Outside of Atlanta: (800) 222-4788

ask@gpb.org

Contact: Randy Crawford

Hourse of Operation 8:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

When will all of the work be complete?

 This channel change will take place at Noon Eastern Time July 3. During thie period leading up to the channel change, the station may experience some off-air events to allow the tower crew to work without being exposed to hazardous radiation. 

When the tower work is completed, will we need to rescan again?

If you are using an antenna to watch our four channels, please note that GPB is now transmitting from our permanent antenna on our newly strengthened tower. If you rescanned your channels on July 3, you should not have to rescan again to receive GPB services.
Although most viewers will not need to purchase new equipment, some viewers of WGTV who have a UHF only antenna will need to replace the unit with an antenna that also receives VHF frequencies as we are switching from UHF to VHF.

For further information, please refer to the FAQ Section.

 
Rescan FAQ's

Why is GPB Television changing its frequency?

In 2017, Congress authorized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to hold an auction to provide more channels for wireless broadband services. As a result of the auction, and to comply with the law, GPB is performing upgrades to our transmission towers to enable our channels throughout the state to change. These channel changes will take place in phases.

 
Why can’t I find auto scan using my remote?

All televisions are different. For most TVs, the channel scan prompt is located in the “channel set-up” or “broadcast set-up” menu item. If you cannot find these (or similar) options, check your owner’s manual or search for your television’s specific instructions online.
Find your TV manual online at http://tv.manualsonline.com/
 
I’ve rescanned multiple times, and I am still not receiving GPB. What can I do?

If you are using an indoor or outdoor antenna to watch our four channels, you will need to rescan your TV channels. If you rescanned your TV, and you’re still not receiving GPB you might need to change the position of your antenna, and then rescan again. View our Troubleshooting Your TV Reception page for tips on common issues.
 
Why would I need to move my antenna?

If you were receiving GPB, but now after rescanning, you cannot, then it might be necessary to adjust the direction of your antenna before rescanning again.
 

I watch GPB on cable (or satellite). Do I need to rescan?

If you watch GPB through cable or satellite, no action is necessary. If you are experiencing problems, please contact your service provider. If they say that it is GPB’S issue, please let us know so we can work with the service provider to resolve the problem.
 
I have an older TV, and a converter box. Will I need to rescan my channels?

If you have a converter box connected to your TV, you will need to rescan to continue watching GPB.
 
GPB’s Member & Audience Services team is available to help. Call them at 1-800-222-4788 or email ask@gpb.org. Regular business hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
 
If you haven’t already, it’s time to rescan.

If you are using an antenna to view our four channels, please be aware that GPB has recently moved to a new frequency to make room for wireless services as required by federal law. Antenna users may need to rescan their channels to continue receiving GPB, GPB Create, GPB Knowledge and GPB Kids.

Cable and satellite services should not be interrupted. If you are a cable or satellite subscriber, and experience problems, please contact your service provider.

Rescan in Three Steps (for more information visit: TVAnswers.org)

To begin rescanning, find the remote control that changes your channels.

  1. Press Menu
  2. Select Channel Setup or Broadcast Setup on the menu (if you can’t find these options, check your owner’s manual or search for your television’s specific instructions online)
  3. Choose Auto Programming or Auto Scan, then select Air, then Start.
  4. Your TV will automatically rescan available signals so all your channels tune in again.

If you have rescanned and still cannot receive our signal, try changing the position of your antenna.

You can obtain more information by calling GPB’s Member & Audience Services department at 1-800-222-4788 or emailing ask@gpb.org. Regular business hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.