Cut the Cord, Memphis!

Free TV in Memphis

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Do you live in Memphis?  Your city is located atop a prominent bluff in the southwestern corner of the state.  This location has earned it the nickname “Bluff City.”  The greater Memphis area is made up of 30 counties in Tennessee as well as Arkansas, Mississippi, and Missouri.  Memphis became a city on May 22, 1819, and its founders named it after the ancient capital of Egypt.  The city’s economy is very diverse, with its variety of industries that include banking and shipping. Many films and TV shows have also been filmed in Memphis.  All of this and more continues to attract new people to this thriving area.

Memphis is known worldwide as the “Home of the Blues” and the “Birthplace of Rock ’n Roll.”  Many musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, and more got their start in Memphis during the 1950s and 1960s.  The city’s famous Beale Street is a historical landmark dedicated to the city’s musical history.  Other musical-related landmarks include Graceland (Elvis Presley’s famous home) and the Stax Record museum.  The city has plenty of other cultural attractions that include the National Civil Rights Museum, the Peabody Hotel, and more.  There truly are so many things that make Bluff City a fun and unique place to live! 

   

The Memphis TV Market     

The TV Market in Memphis

Did you know that the Memphis area is an excellent place to enjoy free HDTV?  The transmitters of many TV stations dot the local landscape.  These towers broadcast a wide variety of free HDTV to more than 633,000 households and 1.3 million people in and around the Bluff City.  This is why you might be seeing TV antennas atop some of your neighbor’s homes.  If you decide to cut the cord on cable TV, here is a look at the free TV in the Memphis media market:        

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WREG-DT

3.1

28

CBS

HD

English

I-40/ Whitten Road

WREG-DT2

3.2

28

News Channel 3 Anytime

SD

English

I-40/ Whitten Road

WREG-DT3

3.3

28

Antenna TV

SD

English

I-40/ Whitten Road

WMC-DT

5.1

5

NBC

HD

English

Crest view Drive/ Fletcher Creek

WMC-DT2

5.2

5

Bounce TV

SD

English

Crestview Drive/ Fletcher Creek

WMC-DT3

5.3

5

Grit

SD

English

Crest view Drive/ Fletcher Creek

WKNO-DT

10.1

29

PBS

HD

English

Cordova

WKNO-DT2

10.2

29

PBS Encore

SD

English

Cordova

WKNO-DT3

10.3

29

PBS Kids

SD

English

Cordova

WMAE-DT

12.1

12

PBS

HD

English

Tippah County

WMAE-DT2

12.2

12

PBS Kids

SD

English

Tippah County

WMAE-DT3

12.3

12

Create

SD

English

Tippah County

WHBQ-DT

13.1

13

WHBQ-TV /Fox

HD

English

I-40/ Eastern Memphis

WHBQ-DT2

13.2

13

Escape

SD

English

I-40/ Eastern Memphis

WHBQ-DT3

13.3

13

Decades

SD

English

I-40/ Eastern Memphis

WJKT-DT

16.1

39

WJKT/Fox

HD

English

Alamo

WJKT-DT2

16.2

39

Escape

SD

English

Alamo

WJKT-DT3

16.3

39

Laff

SD

English

Alamo

WJKT-DT4

16.4

39

Grit

HD

English

Alamo

WMAV-DT

18.1

36

PBS

SD

English

Oxford, MS

WMAV-DT2

18.2

36

PBS Kids

SD

English

Oxford, MS

WMAV-DT3

18.3

36

Create

SD

Spanish

Oxford, MS

WTWV-DT

23.1

23

WTWV-TV

HD

English

Ellendale

WTWV-DT2

23.2

23

WTWV

SD

English

Ellendale

WATN-DT

24.1

25

ABC

SD

English

Brunswick/ Arlington

WATN-DT2

24.2

25

Laff

HD

Spanish

Brunswick/ Arlington

WLMT-DT

30.1

31

The CW

SD

English

Brunswick

WLMT-DT2

30.2

31

MeTV

HD

English

Brunswick

WBUY-DT

40.1

41

TBN Programming

SD

English

Arlington

WBUY-DT2

40.2

41

Hillsong Channel

SD

English

Arlington

WBUY-DT3

40.3

41

JUCE TV/ Smile

SD

English

Arlington

WBUY-DT4

40.4

41

Enlace

HD

English

Arlington

WBUY-DT5

40.5

41

TBN Salsa

SD

Spanish

Arlington

WPXX-DT

50.1

51

ION

SD

English

Ellendale

WPXX-DT2

50.2

51

Qubo

HD

Spanish

Ellendale

WPXX-DT3

50.3

51

Ion Life

SD

English

Ellendale

WPXX-DT4

50.4

51

Ion Shop

HD

English

Ellendale

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

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Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in Louisville

Cutting the cord limits the amount of professional sports you can watch on TV.  This is due to agreements between the various teams and TV networks.  While this presents a challenge, we urge you not to give up on cutting the cord just yet!  Our Cord Cutter's Sports Guide helps you watch all your favorite pro sports teams.

 

Your TV Antenna in the Memphis TV Market

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 Memphis

A TV antenna gives you the most channels and best reception, and it eliminates your cable bills.  Do you need another reason to become a cord-cutter?  Let us match you with the best TV antenna for your situation.  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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