Cut the Cord, Dayton!

Free TV in the Miami Valley

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Want to watch free HDTV in the Dayton TV market?  Solid Signal helps you cut the cord in the Miami Valley.

So you live in Dayton?  Did you know that settlers known as the “Thompson Party” founded your hometown on April 1, 1796.  The city was later named after American Revolutionary war Captain Jonathan Dayton, who owned land in the area.  Over the years, Dayton became the home of many patents and inventions.  The Wright Brothers are originally from Dayton, hence the city’s nickname, “Birthplace of Aviation.”  Dayton also gave birth to the first mechanical cash register.  This innovation encouraged business growth in a variety of industries.  This prosperity might have earned Dayton its nickname of “Gem City,” though the exact origins of that moniker are unknown.

Today, Dayton has a stable and diversified economy that plays an important role in Ohio’s commerce.  Research, development, aerospace, and aviation take leading roles in the area’s largest employment sectors.  Dayton’s other large employers include companies in the healthcare industry, local government, and area schools and colleges.  As a resident, you probably know that Dayton isn’t all work and no play.  There is a strong arts, culture, and entertainment presence here.  It’s also well known for its local sports scene that plays host to several minor league, semi pro, and NCAA Division I sports teams.  All of this and more helps make Dayton a great place to live, work, and enjoy yourself.  You already know this, of course!

        

The Dayton TV Market     

The TV Market in the Miami Valley

Did you know that the Dayton area is an excellent place to enjoy free HDTV?  The transmitters of many TV stations dot the local landscape throughout the greater Miami Valley.  These towers broadcast a wide variety of free HDTV to the 466,000+ households and more than 799,000+ people in the greater Dayton 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 in Dayton, Ohio:         

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WDTN-DT

2.1

50

NBC

HD

English

Frytown Section/ Dayton

WDTN-DT2

2.2

50

Escape

SD

English

Frytown Section/ Dayton

WDTN-DT3

2.3

50

Justice Network

SD

English

Frytown Section/ Dayton

WHIO-DT

7.1

41

WHIO-TV/CBS

HD

English

Germantown St./ W. Dayton

WHIO-DT2

7.2

41

MeTV

SD

English

Germantown St./ W. Dayton

WHIO-DT3

7.3

41

Laff

SD

English

Germantown St./ W. Dayton

WPTD-DT

16.1

16

PBS

HD

English

S. Gettysburg Ave./ Highview Hills

WPTD-DT2

16.2

16

PBS

SD

English

S. Gettysburg Ave./ Highview Hills

WPTD-DT3

16.3

16

Lifestyle

SD

English 

S. Gettysburg Ave./ Highview Hills

WPTD-DT4

16.4

16

The Ohio Channel/ World

SD

English

S. Gettysburg Ave./ Highview Hills

WPTD-DT5

16.5

16

PBS Kids

SD

English

S. Gettysburg Ave./ Highview Hills

WKEF-DT

22.1

18

ABC

HD

English

S. Gettysburg Ave./ New Chicago

WKEF-DT2

22.2

18

Stadium

SD

English

S. Gettysburg Ave./ New Chicago

WKEF-DT3

22.3

18

Antenna TV

SD

English

S. Gettysburg Ave./ New Chicago

WKEF-DT4

22.4

18

TBD

SD

English

S. Gettysburg Ave./ New Chicago

WBDT-DT

26.1

26

The CW

HD

English

Frytown section/ Dayton

WBDT-DT2

26.2

26

Bounce TV

SD

English

Frytown section/ Dayton

WBDT-DT3

26.3

26

Ion

SD

English

Frytown section/ Dayton

WRGT-DT

45.1

30

Fox

HD

English

S. Gettysburg Ave./ New Chicago

WRGT-DT2

45.2

30

My Network TV & This TV

SD

English

S. Gettysburg Ave./ New Chicago

WRGT-DT3

45.3

30

Comet

SD

English

S. Gettysburg Ave./ New Chicago

WRGT-DT4

45.4

30

Charge!

SD

English

S. Gettysburg Ave./ New Chicago

 

*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 Dayton

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 Gulf Coast 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.  

What’s Available in TV Markets Near Dayton?

One of the best things about the Dayton media market is that there are other markets nearby.  With Columbus about 70 miles to the east, and Cincinnati roughly 54 miles to the south, you might be able to pick up additional broadcast TV from these areas.  The stations you receive depends upon where you live, what type of TV antenna you have, and other factors.

Your TV Antenna in the Dayton 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 in Dayton.

 

Cutting the Cord in the Miami Valley

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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