Cut the Cord, Columbus!

Free TV in Columbus

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

Do you live in the greater Columbus area?  Then you live in a city with a diverse economy that’s served by education, government, and insurance.  Banking, fashion, and many more industries are also prevalent in Columbus.  The area’s thriving economy reflects the standard of living for which the city is known.  Columbus and the neighborhoods that surround it are dotted with museums, places of worship, the performing arts, and many gorgeous landmarks.  It’s also the home of Ohio State University and its beloved Buckeyes athletic program.  Columbus’s parks, fairs, festivals and other attractions also add to the area’s unique charm.  With so much to offer, it’s easy to see that Columbus is a wonderful place to work and live!

Did you know that Columbus is a great place to watch TV?  The transmitters of nearly 20 English-speaking, public, and religious channels dot the landscape.  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 Columbus residents 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 Columbus, then it’s time to cut the cord.    

    

 

The Columbus TV Market

The TV Market in Columbus

If you call the Columbus area your home, you live in one of 19 counties in central Ohio.  Your home is one of the more than 920,000+ households, and you’re one of the area’s 822,000+ residents.  Here’s a look at most of the free TV that’s available to viewers in the Columbus media market:     

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WCMH-DT

4.1

14

NBC

HD

English

Twin Rivers Drive

WCMH-DT2

4.2

14

METV

SD

English

Twin Rivers Drive

WCMH-DT3

4.3

14

Ion

SD

English

Twin Rivers Drive

WSYX-DT

6.1

48

ABC

HD

English

Stimmel Rd.

WSYX-DT2

6.2

48

MyNetwork TV & This TV

SD

English

Stimmel Rd.

WSYX-DT3

6.3

48

Antenna TV

SD

English

Stimmel Rd.

WBNS-DT

10.1

21

CBS

HD

English

Twin Rivers Drive

WBNS-DT2

10.2

21

Decades

SD

English

Twin Rivers Drive

WOUB-DT

20.1

27

PBS

HD

English

Athens

WOUB-DT2

20.2

27

PBS Encore

SD

English

Athens

WOUB-DT3

20.3

27

MHz World View

SD

English

Athens

WTTE-DT

28.1

36

Fox

HD

English

Columbus

WTTE-DT2

28.2

36

GetTV

SD

English

Columbus

WTTE-DT3

28.3

36

ASN Channel

SD

English

Columbus

WOSU-DT

34.1

38

PBS

HD

English  

Columbus

WOSU-DT2

34.2

38

The Ohio Channel

SD

English

Columbus

WOSU-DT3

34.3

38

WOSU Plus

SD

English

Columbus

WOUC-DT

44.1

35

PBS

HD

English

Columbus

WOUC-DT2

44.2

35

PBS Encore

SD

English

Columbus

WOUC-DT3

44.3

35

World

SD

English 

Columbus

WSFJ-DT

51.1

24

TBN

HD

English

Lewis Center

WSFJ-DT2

51.2

24

Hillsong Channel

SD

English

Lewis Center

WSFJ-DT3

51.3

24

JUCE TV /Smile of a Child TV

SD

English

Lewis Center

WSFJ-DT4

51.4

24

Enlace

SD

Spanish

Lewis Center

WSFJ-DT5

51.5

24

TBN Salsa

SD

English

Lewis Center

WWHO-DT

53.1

46

The CW

HD

English

Williams port

WWHO-DT2

53.2

46

Grit

SD

English

Williams port

WWHO-DT3

53.3

46

Comet

SD

English

William sport

*The Columbus TV market has many additional 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.  

What’s Available in Markets Near Columbus?

There’s an additional benefit to cutting the cord for some Columbus residents.  About 55 miles to the east is the Zanesville, Ohio TV market.  About 71 miles in the other direction is the Dayton media market Depending upon where you live in Columbus, and the type of TV antenna you have, you might be able to receive additional TV programming from these areas.  Give us a call at 877.312.4547 so we can help determine if you can receive out-of-town programming with your TV antenna. 

 

Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in Columbus

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 broadcast 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 Columbus Cord Cutter's Sports Guide for ways to watch the Blue Jackets and other pro sports teams after you cut the cord.   

 

Your TV Antenna in Columbus

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.

Each of these factors 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 Columbus

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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