Cut the Cord, Cleveland-Akron!

Free TV in Cleveland Area

Want free TV instead of costly cable bills in the Cleveland TV market?  Solid Signal can help you save big by cutting the cord.

Cleveland got its name on July 22, 1796 when surveyors named the area after their leader, General Moses Cleaveland.  Ironically, after Cleaveland oversaw the plan of what would become the downtown area of the town that bears his name he never returned to Ohio.  The area continued to attract others who eventually turned the area into an important transportation hub and commercial center.  This economic prosperity earned Cleveland its nickname, the Metropolis of the Western Reserve.  Today, Cleveland continues to be a busy port city with a variety of other thriving industries, pro sports teams, arts, a host of water activities in and around Lake Erie, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Due to its location on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland is known as the “North Coast.”  But there’s more to this great area than shipping and movable bridges.  Talking about Cleveland-Akron area means including the city of Akron and the many villages, towns, neighborhoods, and ethnic enclaves between these two cities.  Akron and nearby Parma are host to most of the Cleveland area’s TV transmitters.  These mighty towers send out the signals that becomes the free TV you can get with a TV antenna of your own.  This phenomenon is called cutting the cord and many in the Cleveland area are severing the ties that bind them to cable TV and its costly bills.  Will you be the next Cleveland resident to cut the cord? 

 

The Cleveland TV Market

The TV Market in Cleveland

If you live in the Cleveland-Akron area, you live in one of 17 counties in Ohio – Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, or Wayne.  Your home is one of the more than 1,493,000 households and you’re one of the area’s 2.8 million residents.  The Cleveland-Akron area offers a wide variety of TV programming with plenty of channels and sub channels and it’s all free.  This makes Cleveland-Akron a great place for you to cut the cord.

Cutting the cord in the Cleveland-Akron media market gives you so much free TV: 

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WKYC-DT

3.1

17

NBC

HD

English

Parma

WKYC-DT2

3.2

17

Justice Network

SD

English

Parma

WKYC-DT3

3.3

17

Weather Radar

SD

English

Parma

WEWS-DT

5.1

15

ABC

HD

English

Parma

WEWS-DT2

5.2

15

Cozi TV

SD

English

Parma

WEWS-DT3

5.3

15

Laff

SD

English

Parma

WJW-DT

8.1

8

Fox

HD

English

Parma

WJW-DT2

8.2

8

Antenna TV

SD

English

Parma

WDLI-DT

17.1

49

TBN

HD

English

Akron

WDLI-DT2

17.2

49

Hillsong Ch.

SD

English

Akron

WDLI-DT3

17.3

49

JUCE TV /Smile of a Child TV

SD

English

Akron

WDLI-DT4

17.4

49

Enlace

SD

Spanish

Akron

WDLI-DT5

17.5

49

TBN Salsa

SD

Spanish

Akron

WOIO-DT

19.1

10

CBS

HD

English

Parma

WOIO-DT2

19.2

10

MeTV

SD

English

Parma

WVPX-DT

23.1

23

Ion

SD

English

Akron

WVPX-DT2

23.2

23

Qubo

HD

English

Akron

WVPX-DT3

23.3

23

Ion Life

SD

English

Akron

WVPX-DT4

23.4

23

Ion Shop

SD

English

Akron

WVPX-DT5

23.5

23

QVC

HD

English

Akron

WVPX-DT6

23.6

23

HSN

SD

Spanish

Akron

WVIZ-DT

25.1

26

PBS

HD

English

Parma

WVIZ-DT2

25.2

26

Ohio Ch.

SD

English

Parma

WVIZ-DT3

25.3

26

World

SD

English

Parma

WVIZ-DT4

25.4

26

Create

SD

Spanish

Parma

WGGN-DT

42.1

52

WGGN-TV

HD

English

New London

WGGN-DT2

42.2

52

Weather

SD

English

New London

WUAB-DT

43.1

28

My Network TV

SD

English

Parma

WUAB-DT2

43.2

28

Bounce TV

SD

English

Parma

WUAB-DT3

43.3

28

Grit

HD

English

Parma

WRLM-DT

47.1

47

TCT SD

HD

Spanish

Brimfield

WRLM-DT2

47.2

47

TCT HD

SD

English

Brimfield

WRLM-DT3

47.3

47

TCT Kids

SD

English

Brimfield

WEAO-DT

49.1

50

PBS

SD

English

Copley

WEAO-DT2

49.2

50

PBS Fusion

HD

English

Copley

WEAO-DT3

49.3

50

MHz World View

SD

English

Copley

WEAO-DT4

49.4

50

V-me

HD

Spanish

Copley

WBNX-DT

55.1

30

The CW

SD

English

Parma

WBNX-DT2

55.2

30

The Happy Channel

SD

English

Parma

WBNX-DT3

55.3

30

Movies!

SD

English

Parma

WBNX-DT4

55.4

30

Heroes & Icons

SD

English

Parma 

WQHS-DT

61.1

34

Uni vision

HD

Spanish

Parma

WQHS-DT2

61.2

34

UniMás

SD

Spanish

Parma

WQHS-DT3

61.3

34

GetTV

SD

English

Parma

WQHS-DT4

61.4

34

Escape

SD

English

Parma

WMFD-DT

68.1

12

WMFD

SD

English

Ontario

WMFD-DT2

68.2

12

WOHZ

HD

English

Ontario

*The Cleveland 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 games.  This limits the amount of 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 such as yourself to see your favorite pro sports.  Check out our professional sports games you can see.  While this presents a challenge, Solid Signal can help Miami-areacord-cutters watch their favorite pro sports.  Check out our Cleveland Cord Cutter's Sports Guide for ways to watch your favorite teams after you cut the cord.

 

What’s Available in TV Markets Near Cleveland-Akron?

Like many TV markets across the country, Cleveland-Akron has at least one nearby media market where cord-cutters can pull in additional programming.  If you live in the Cleveland-Akron area, you might be able to watch shows from the Toledo TV market.  This all depends upon where you live and what type of TV antenna you have.  If you’re interested in receiving additional TV programming from this adjacent media market, Solid Signal can help.

Your TV Antenna in Cleveland

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 Cleveland

A TV antenna in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area 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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