Cut the Cord, Richmond-Petersburg!

Free TV in Richmond-Petersburg

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Do you call Richmond home?  The capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia is a city rich in American history.  Perhaps the most momentous thing to occur here was Patrick Henry’s “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” speech.  Richmond also played a central role in America’s Civil War.  Richmond’s past, and the preservation of several gorgeous historic districts, are big attractions.  Your city is home to the United States Court of Appeals (Fourth Circuit), a Federal Reserve Bank, and six Fortune 500 companies.  You probably love Richmond’s blossoming cultural scene that’s rich in visual, performing, and literary arts.  Foodies know that the city is quickly becoming famous for its diverse cuisine.  All this and more makes Richmond a wonderful place to work and play.

Perhaps you live in Petersburg, roughly 21 miles south of Richmond.  The concept of miles and distance is important to this city, which began life as a prosperous transportation hub.  Petersburg’s vast network of highways and railways continue to make transportation an important part of the city’s economy.  Given its roles in the American Revolution and Civil War, Petersburg enjoys a growing heritage tourism industry.  It’s also home to Fort Lee, which brings an important military presence to the area.   Residents of Petersburg aren’t all work and no play.  Your city is home to a vibrant cultural community that includes plenty of music and performing arts.  Two local amateur sports teams also add to the excitement that is uniquely Petersburg. 

   

The Richmond/Petersburg TV Market     

The TV Market in Richmond

Did you know that the Richmond-Petersburg 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 564,500+ households and more than 1.3 million people in the greater Richmond-Petersburg area.  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 available in the Richmond-Petersburg media market:          

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WTVR-DT

6.1

25

CBS

HD

English

W. Broad St.

WTVR-DT2

6.2

25

Antenna TV

SD

English

W. Broad St.

WTVR-DT3

6.3

25

CBS 6 Xtra

SD

English

W. Broad St.

WRIC-DT

8.1

22

ABC

SD

English

Bon Air

WRIC-DT2

8.2

22

Ion

HD

English

Bon Air

WRIC-DT3

8.3

22

GetTV

SD

English

Bon Air

WWBT-DT

12.1

12

NBC

SD

English

Midlothian Turnpike

WWBT-DT2

12.2

12

MeTV

SD

English

Midlothian Turnpike

WWBT-DT3

12.3

12

Escape

HD

Spanish

Midlothian Turnpike

WCVE-DT

23.1

42

PBS

SD

English

Sesame St. / Bon Air

WCVE-DT2

23.2

42

Create

SD

English

Sesame St. / Bon Air

WCVE-DT3

23.3

42

MHz World view

SD

English

Sesame St. / Bon Air

WRLH-DT

35.1

26

WRLH/Fox

HD

English

Sesame St. / Bon Air

WRLH-DT2

35.2

26

My Network TV

SD

English

Sesame St. / Bon Air

WRLH-DT3

35.3

26

Comet TV

SD

English

Sesame St. / Bon Air

WRLH-DT4

35.4

26

Charge!

SD

English

Sesame St. / Bon Air

WCVW-DT

57.1

44

PBS

HD

English

Sesame St. / Bon Air

WUPV-DT

65.1

47

The CW

HD

English

King William County

WUPV-DT2

65.2

47

Bounce TV

SD

English

King William County

WUPV-DT3

65.3

47

GritTV

SD

English

King William County

 

*This 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 Richmond/Petersburg

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.  We’re sympathetic to Richmond-Petersburg sports fans who want to see their favorite pro sports teams.  Our Cord Cutter's Sports Guide gives you a way to enjoy your favorite pro baseball, basketball, football, and hockey teams after you cut the cord.  

 

Your TV Antenna in the Richmond-Petersburg 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 Virginia

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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