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

If you live in or around Milwaukee, you have many reasons to be proud. The area plays a pivotal role in America’s brewing industry. The state of Wisconsin is the Dairy Capital of the US, and the Bratwurst Capital of the World. These honors speak to Wisconsin’s contributions to American farming and food production. Everything about the greater Milwaukee area continues to offer a rich slice of Americana.  In addition to brewing and agriculture, Milwaukee has a diverse economy that includes six Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, healthcare, and other industries.  And speaking of diversity, this is the most ethnically diverse area in the state of Wisconsin.  These and many other reasons contribute to Brew City’s greatness.

Did you know that Milwaukee is a great place to watch TV?  The transmitters of nearly 20 local TV stations are found in Estabrook Park, Lincoln Park, Shorewood, and other locations.  These towers broadcast a wide variety of free HDTV on a number of channels and sub-channels.  With a TV antenna and a few other pieces of equipment, you can enjoy all this free local programming.  It’s called “cutting the cord,” and many Milwaukeeans are doing it.  This is why you’re probably seeing TV antennas atop some of your neighbors’ houses.  If you’re ready to enjoy free TV in Milwaukee, then it’s time to cut the cord.   

   

The Milwaukee TV Market

The TV Market in Milwaukee

If you call the Milwaukee area your home, you live in one of eight counties – Dodge, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha - with more than 895,000 households and more than two million people.  Here’s a look at most of the free TV that’s available to viewers who live in the Milwaukee media market:       

 

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WTMJ-DT

4.1

28

NBC

HD

English

Journal Broadcast Tower

WTMJ-DT

4.2

28

Laff

SD

English

Journal Broadcast Tower

WTMJ-DT

4.3

28

Cozi TV

SD

English

Journal Broadcast Tower

WITI-DT

6.1

33

FOX

HD

English

Shorewood

WITI-DT

6.2

33

Antenna TV

SD

English

Shorewood

WMVS-DT

10.1

8

MPTV

HD

English

Estabrook Park

WMVS-DT

10.2

8

MPTV

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WMVS-DT

10.3

8

MPTV

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WMVS-DT

10.4

8

MPTV

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WISN-DT

12.1

34

ABC

HD

English

Lincoln Park

WISN-DT2

12.2

34

Movies!

SD

English

Lincoln Park

WVTV-DT

18.1

18

The CW

HD

Spanish

Estabrook Park

WVTV-DT2

18.2

18

getTV

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WCGV-DT

24.1

25

My Network TV

HD

Spanish

Estabrook Park

WCGV-DT2

24.2

25

Comet

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WCGV-DT3

24.3

25

Grit

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WVCY-DT

30.1

22

WVCY TV

SD

Spanish

Estabrook Park

WMVT-DT

36.1

35

PBS

HD

English

Estabrook Park

WMVT-DT2

36.2

35

PBS

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WMVT-DT3

36.3

35

Create

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WMVT-DT4

36.4

35

MPTV

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WMVT-DT5

36.5

35

IND

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WMVT-DT6

36.6

35

Traffic

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WMLW-DT

49.1

48

WMLW TV

HD

English

Lincoln Park

WMLW-DT2

49.2

48

Bounce

SD

English

Lincoln Park

WMLW-DT3

49.3

48

ThisTV

SD

English

Lincoln Park

WMLW-DT4

49.4

48

Tele mundo

SD

Spanish

Lincoln Park

WWRS-DT

52.1

43

TBN

HD

English

Hubbard

WWRS-DT2

52.2

43

Hillsong

SD

English

Hubbard

WWRS-DT3

52.3

43

JUICE TV/ Smile of a Child TV

SD

English

Hubbard

WWRS-DT4

52.4

43

Enlace USA

SD

Spanish

Hubbard

WWRS-DT5

52.5

43

TBN Salsa

SD

English

Hubbard

WPXE-DT

55.1

40

ION

HD

English

Estabrook Park

WPXE-DT2

55.2

40

qubo

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WPXE-DT3

55.3

40

ION Life

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WPXE-DT4

55.4

40

Shop

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WPXE-DT5

55.5

40

QVC

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WPXE-DT6

55.6

40

HSN

SD

English

Estabrook Park

WDJT-DT

58.1

46

CBS

HD

English

Lincoln Park

*The Milwaukee area 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.

What’s Available in TV Markets Near Milwaukee?

One benefit to cutting the cord for some Milwaukee residents is picking up additional TV channels from neighboring media markets.  About 79 miles to the west is the Madison, WI TV market.  While this is a bit of a stretch for most TV antennas, some people in the Milwaukee area might be able to receive some Madison programming.  You also mgiht be able to get some stations from the Chicago TV Market, which is about 92 miles south of Milwaukee.  Give us a call at 877.312.4547 so we can help determine if you can receive these additional channels with your TV antenna. 

 

Cutting the Cord and Sports

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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 Milwaukee Cord Cutter's Sports Guide for ways to watch your favorite teams after you cut the cord.

 

Your TV Antenna in Milwaukee

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 transmitters.
  • 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 Milwaukee

A TV antenna gives you more channels and better reception than cable without the costly 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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