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Free TV in Raleigh-Durham

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Want free TV instead of costly cable bills in the Raleigh-Durham TV market?  Solid Signal helps you save big by cutting the cord in Raleigh-Durham.  

The Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina is made up of three cities – Raleigh, Durham, and Fayetteville.  From the Revolutionary War to the Civil Rights era, these three cities have played important roles in American history.  Raleigh, aka the “City of Oaks,” is the state’s capital, while majestic Durham is called “Bull City” due to an iconic tobacco advertising campaign.  With Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield, Fayetteville continues its tradition as a military town.  Today, the Raleigh-Durham area boasts an economy that’s as thriving and diverse as its population.  It’s also a hotbed of arts and cultural exhibitions and activities.  No wonder it’s one of the fastest-growing areas in the country!

While Raleigh-Durham is a great place to live, it’s also a great place to watch TV.  The transmitters of more than nine local TV stations 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 Raleigh-Durham residents are doing it.  This is why you’re probably seeing TV antennas atop your neighbors’ houses.  If you’re ready to enjoy free TV in Raleigh-Durham, it’s time to cut the cord. 

 

The Raleigh-Durham TV Market

The TV Market in Raleigh-Durham

If you call the Raleigh-Durham media market your home, you live in one of 22 counties in North Carolina, or Mecklenburg County in Virginia.  Your home is one of the more than 1,150,000 households, and you’re one of the area’s 2+ million residents.  Here’s a look at most of the free TV that’s available to all those viewers in the Raleigh-Durham TV market:        

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WFMY-DT

2.1

51

CBS

HD

English

Randleman

WFMY-DT2

2.2

51

Justice Network

SD

English

Randleman

WFMY-DT3

2.3

51

Weather Nation TV

SD

English

Randleman

WGHP-DT

8.1

35

Fox

HD

English

Sophia

WGHP-DT2

8.2

35

Antenna TV

SD

English

Sophia

WGHP-DT3

8.3

35

This TV

SD

English

Sophia

WXII-DT

12.1

31

NBC

HD

English

Sauratown Mt

WXII-DT2

12.2

31

MeTV

SD

English

Sauratown Mt

WGPX-DT

16.1

14

Ion

SD

English

Reidsville

WGPX-DT2

16.2

14

Qubo

SD

English

Reidsville

WGPX-DT3

16.3

14

Ion Life

SD

English

Reidsville

WGPX-DT4

16.4

14

Ion Shop

SD

English

Reidsville 

WGPX-DT5

16.5

14

QVC

SD

English

Reidsville

WGPX-DT6

16.6

14

HSN

SD

English

Reidsville

WCWG-DT

20.1

19

The CW

HD

English

Randleman

WCWG-DT2

20.2

19

Escape

SD

English

Randleman

WCWG-DT3

20.3

19

Laff

SD

English

Randleman

WCWG-DT4

20.4

19

Bounce TV

SD

English

Randleman

WUNL-DT

26.1

32

PBS

HD

English

Sauratown Mt

WUNL-DT2

26.2

32

PBS Kids

SD

English 

Sauratown Mt

WUNL-DT3

26.3

32

Explorer Channel

SD

English

Sauratown Mt

WUNL-DT4

26.4

32

North Carolina Channel

SD

English

Sauratown Mt

WLXI-DT

43.1

43

TCT

HD

English

Randleman

WLXI-DT2

43.2

43

TCT HD

SD

English

Randleman

WLXI-DT3

43.3

43

TCT Kids

SD

English

Randleman

WXLV-DT

45.1

29

ABC

SD

English

Randleman

WXLV-DT2

45.2

29

American Sports Network

HD

English

Randleman

WXLV-DT3

45.3

29

Grit

SD

English

Randleman

WMYV-DT

48.1

33

My Network TV

HD

English

Randleman

WMYV-DT2

48.2

33

GetTV

SD

English  

Randleman

WMYV-DT3

48.3

33

Comet

SD

English

Randleman

*The Raleigh-Durham 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 Raleigh-Durham

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 on TV.  While this presents a challenge, Solid Signal has ways for cord cutters such as yourself to see your favorite pro sports.  Check out our Raleigh-Durham Cord Cutter's Sports Guide for ways to watch your favorite teams.

 

Your TV Antenna in Raleigh-Durham

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 Raleigh-Durham

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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