Cut the Cord, Charlotte!

Free TV in Charlotte

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Charlotte, North Carolina is a city with a rich history, an exciting present, and a promising future.  The area was settle by the Catawba tribe of Native Americans.  People of European descent arrived in the area around 1755 when Tomas Spratt and his family settled in the area.  Today, Charlotte has 199 neighborhoods that spread out in every direction from the Uptown area.  Each neighborhood is home to different ethnicities and cultures, and each area has its own identity.  The city and its surrounding environs boast a thriving economy of banking, healthcare, and variety of other industries.  Charlotte also has a thriving arts, entertainment, and culture scene, which makes it a thriving community with much to offer.

Charlotte is a great place to watch TV.  Did you know that there are TV transmitters in Gaston, York, and Mecklenburg counties and other areas?  These towers broadcast free over-the-air television for everyone who wants it.  If you live in the greater Charlotte area, all you need is a TV antenna and a few other pieces of equipment to enjoy all this free TV.  This is called “cutting the cord,” and many Charlotteans are doing it.  Could you be the next one in the Queen City to cut the cord?    

 

The Charlotte TV Market

The TV Market in Charlotte

If you’re in the Charlotte area, you live in one of 18 counties in North Carolina and four counties across the border in South Carolina.  Your home is one of the more than 1,168,000 households, and you’re one of the area’s 2.4 million residents.  Serving all these residents are several transmitters that broadcast free TV programming. To get it, all you have to do is reach up into the sky with a TV antenna. This makes the Charlotte area a great place to cut the cord.  

Here’s a look at most of the free TV that’s available in the Charlotte media market: 

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WBTV-DT

3.1

23

CBS

HD

English

Gaston County

WBTV-DT2

3.2

23

Bounce TV

SD

English

Gaston County

WBTV-DT3

3.3

23

Grit

SD

English

Gaston County

WSOC-DT

9.1

34

ABC

HD

English

Newell-Hickory Grove

WSOC-DT2

9.2

34

Laff

SD

English

Newell-Hickory Grove

WHKY-DT

14.1

40

WHKY-TV

HD

English

Baker Mt

WHKY-DT2

14.2

40

This TV

SD

English

Baker Mt

WHKY-DT3

14.3

40

Comet TV

SD

English

Baker Mt

WHKY-DT4

14.4

40

Heartland

SD

English

Baker Mt.

WHKY-DT5

14.5

40

Infomercials

SD

English

Baker Mt.

WUNE-DT

17.1

17

Explorer Channel

HD

English

Linville, NC

WUNE-DT2

17.2

17

PBS

SD

English

Linville, NC

WUNE-DT3

17.3

17

PBS Kids

SD

English

Linville, NC

WUNE-DT4

17.4

17

North Carolina Channel

SD

English

Linville, NC

WCCB-DT

18.1

27

The CW

HD

English

Mecklenburg County

WCCB-DT2

18.2

27

Antenna TV

SD

English

Mecklenburg County

WCCB-DT3

18.3

27

Me-TV

SD

English

Mecklenburg County

WCCB-DT4

18.4

27

QVC Over the Air

SD

English

Mecklenburg County

WNSC-DT

30.1

15

PBS

HD

English

York County

WNSC-DT2

30.2

15

SC Channel

SD

English 

York County

WNSC-DT3

30.3

15

ETV World

SD

English

York County

WCNC-DT

36.1

22

NBC

HD

English

Gaston County

WCNC-DT2

36.2

22

Justice Network

SD

English

Gaston County

WCNC-DT3

36.3

22

Decades

SD

English

Gaston County

WTVI-DT

42.1

11

PBS

HD

English

Mecklenburg County

WTVI-DT2

42.2

11

NHK World

SD

English

Mecklenburg County

WTVI-DT3

42.3

11

Create

SD

English

Mecklenburg County

WJZY-DT

46.1

47

Fox

SD

English

Mecklenburg County

WJZY-DT2

46.2

47

Movies!

SD

English

Mecklenburg County

WJZY-DT3

46.3

47

Heroes & Icons

SD

English  

Mecklenburg County

WJZY-DT4

46.4

47

Ion Television

HD

English

Mecklenburg County

WMYT-DT

55.1

39

MyNetwork TV

HD

English

Dallas, NC

WMYT-DT2

55.2

39

Buzzr

SD

English

Dallas, NC

WMYT-DT3

55.3

39

SonLife

SD

English

Dallas, NC

WMYT-DT4

55.4

39

Light TV

SD

English

Dallas, NC

WUNG-DT

58.1

44

PBS

HD

English

Concord, NC

WUNG-DT2

58.2

44

PBS Kids

SD

English  

Concord, NC

WUNG-DT3

58.3

44

The Explorer Channel

SD

English

Concord, NC

WUNG-DT4

58.4

44

North Carolina Channel

SD

English

Concord, NC

WAXN-DT

64.1

50

WAXN-TV

HD

English

Reedy Creek Park

WAXN-DT2

64.2

50

getTV

SD

English

Reedy Creek Park

WAXN-DT3

64.3

50

Escape TV

SD

English

Reedy Creek Park

*The Charlotte TV market has many low-powered stations not listed here. As a cord-cutter, you might be able to receive some or all of the programming from these, depending upon a variety of factors. 

 

Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in Cleveland

While cord-cutting offers more channels and better-quality reception, most media markets have blackouts on professional sports.  This limits the amount of games cord-cutters can watch.  While this presents a challenge, Solid Signal has ways for cord cutters like you to see your favorite pro sports.  Check out our Charlotte Cord Cutter's Sports Guide for ways to watch your favorite teams after you cut the cord.

Your TV Antenna in Charlotte

To cut the cord, you need a TV antenna. But you can’t just buy any antenna and get the best over-the-air TV reception.  No two TV antennas are the same, and no two over-the-air viewing experiences are the same.  If you’re considering cutting the cord, keep these things in mind:

  • How far you live from your local TV transmitter locations.
  • The number of buildings, trees, and other obstructions between your home and the broadcast towers.
  • Which channels are your favorites?  This is important when choosing a VHF, UHF, or VHF/UHF antenna..

Why are these factors important?  Each one can affect the quality of your OTA TV reception and the number of TV programs you receive.  We can help you determine whether you need an indoor TV antenna or one of three types of outdoor TV antennas.  To help you better understand the process, we’ve compiled this handy guide to match you with the best TV antenna.

Cutting the Cord in Charlotte

A TV antenna means the most channels, best reception, and no cable bills.  Do you need another reason to become a cord-cutter?  Let us match you with the best TV antenna for your situation.  And if you’re moving to another TV market, we can help you there, too.  Call us at 877.312.4547 for antenna recommendations, installation guidance, and everything else you need to cut the cord.


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