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Free TV in Cincinnati

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Want to cut the cord in the Cincinnati TV market?  Solid Signal can help you trade expensive cable bills for free TV in Cincinnati. 

Cincinnati is a unique city nestled along the banks of the Ohio River.  The area has one of the fastest-growing economies in the Midwest. This, coupled with a cost of living that’s lower than the national average make for a good standard of living is the “Queen City.”  The strength of its arts and culture scene is another thing that makes Cincinnati great.  Due to its German heritage, Cincinnati offers plenty of restaurants that specialize in Bavarian cooking.  This complements many other types of gourmet dining available in Cincinnati.  The city is also home to a robust theatre scene and two pro sports teams.  It’s also a hotbed of indie music.  Cincinnati and its neighborhoods have appeared in many major motion pictures.  All this and much more make Cincinnati and wonderful place to call home.

 

The Cincinnati TV Market

Did you know that Cincinnati is a great place to watch TV?  The transmitters of 10 or more local TV stations are located in Mount Auburn, South Fairmount, 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 Cincinnatians are doing it.  This is why you’re probably seeing TV antennas atop some of your neighbors’ homes.  If you’re ready to enjoy free TV in Cincinnati, then it’s time to cut the cord.   

 

The TV Market in Cincinnati

If you call Cincinnati's metropolitan area your home, you live in one of eight counties in Ohio, 10 counties in Kentucky, or six counties in Indiana.  Your household is one of more than 863,000 in the area, and you’re one of more than two million people who call the area home.  Here’s a look at most of the free TV that’s available to viewers who live in the Cincinnati media market:

 

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WLWT-DT

5.1

35

NBC

HD

English

Young Street/ Mount Auburn

WLWT-DT2

5.2

35

MeTV

SD

English

Young Street/ Mount Auburn

WCPO-DT

9.1

22

ABC

HD

English

Mount Auburn

WCPO-DT2

9.2

22

Escape

SD

English

Mount Auburn

WCPO-DT3

9.3

22

Laff

SD

English

Mount Auburn

WKRC-DT

12.1

12

CBS

HD

English

Highland Ave./Mount Auburn

WKRC-DT2

12.2

12

The CW

SD

English

Highland Ave. /Mount Auburn

WKRC-DT3

12.3

12

ASN Channel

SD

English

Highland Ave./ Mount Auburn

WPTO-DT

14.1

28

PBS

HD

English

South Fairmt.

WPTO-DT2

14.2

28

WPTO

SD

English

South Fairmt.

WPTO-DT3

14.3

28

PBS Kids

SD

English

South Fairmt.

WPTO-DT4

14.4

28

World & Ohio

SD

English

South Fairmt.

WPTO-DT5

14.5

28

WPTO

SD

English

South Fairmt.

WXIX-DT

19.1

29

Fox

HD

English

South Fairmt.

WXIX-DT2

19.2

29

Bounce TV

SD

English

South Fairmt.

WXIX-DT3

19.3

29

Grit

SD

English

South Fairmt.

WKOI-DT

39.1

43

TBN

HD

English

Richmond, OH

WKOI-DT2

39.2

43

Hillsong Channel

SD

English

Richmond, OH

WKOI-DT3

39.3

43

JUCE TV/ Smile

SD

English

Richmond, OH

WKOI-DT4

39.4

43

Enlace

SD

Spanish

Richmond, OH

WKOI-DT5

39.5

43

TBN Salsa

SD

English

Richmond, OH

WCET-DT

48.1

34

PBS

HD

English

Warner St./Mount Auburn

WCET-DT2

48.2

34

CET Create

SD

English

Warner St./Mount Auburn

WCET-DT3

48.3

34

CET Arts

SD

English

Warner St./Mount Auburn

WKON-DT

52.1

44

PBS

HD

English

Owenton, KY

WKON-DT2

52.2

44

PBS Encore

SD

English

Owenton, KY

WKON-DT3

52.3

44

Kentucky Ch.

SD

English

Owenton, KY

WKON-DT4

52.4

44

PBS Kids

SD

English

Owenton, KY

*The Cincinnati 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.

 

Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in Sports

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

 

Your TV Antenna in Cincinnati

To cut the cord, you need a TV antenna. But you can’t just the best over-the-air TV reception with any antenna.  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 Cincinnati

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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