Cut the Cord, Kansas City!

Free TV in Kansas City

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Want free TV instead of costly cable bills in the Kansas City TV market?  Solid Signal can help you save big by cutting the cord in K.C. 

The Kansas City media market is a unique one in that it’s made up of territories in two states.  While the majority of this area is in Missouri, the other portion of this market is across the Missouri River in Kansas.  This sprawling area of county and state lines is further divided by a variety of sections and neighborhoods, each with its own unique identity.  Kansas City’s economy consists of government, agriculture, and different types of manufacturing.  K.C.’s thriving economy allows its arts and culture to flourish.  The area is home to a plethora of arts, cuisine, casinos, museums, professional sports, and many more attractions.  With so much to offer, it’s easy to see that Kansas City is a wonderful place to work and live! 

Did you know that Kansas City is a great place to watch TV?  The transmitters of nearly 20 local TV stations 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 Kansas City residents 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 Kansas City, then it’s time to cut the cord.   

    

 

The Kansas City TV Market

The TV Market in Kansas City

If you call the Kansas City area your home, you live in one of 20 counties in Missouri or nine counties in Kansas.  Your home is one of the more than 919,000+ households, and you’re one of the area’s 2.3 million residents.  Here’s a look at most of the free TV that’s available to viewers who live in the Kansas City media market:         

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WDAF-TV

4.1

34

Fox

HD

English

Summit Street/Signal Hill

WDAF-TV2

4.2

34

Antenna TV

SD

English

Summit Street/Signal Hill

WDAF-TV3

4.3

34

This TV

SD

English

Summit Street/Signal Hill

KCTV-DT

5.1

24

CBS

HD

English

East 31st St/Union Hill

KCTV-DT2

5.2

24

Comet

SD

English

East 31st St/Union Hill

KMBC-DT

9.1

29

ABC

HD

English

Blue River

KMBC-DT2

9.2

29

MeTV

SD

English

Blue River

KTAJ-DT

16.1

21

TBN

HD

English

Blue Valley

KTAJ-DT2

16.2

21

Hillsong Channel

SD

English

Blue Valley

KTAJ-DT3

16.3

21

JUCE TV/ Smile of a Child

SD

English

Blue Valley

KTAJ-DT4

16.4

21

Enlace

SD

Spanish

Blue Valley

KTAJ-DT5

16.5

21

TBN Salsa

SD

English

Blue Valley

KCPT-DT

19.1

18

PBS

HD

English

23rd Street and Stark Ave.

KCPT-DT2

19.2

18

PBS Encore

SD

English

23rd Street and Stark Ave.

KCPT-DT3

19.3

18

Create

SD

English 

23rd Street and Stark Ave.

KCPT-DT4

19.4

18

PBS Kids

SD

English

23rd Street and Stark Ave.

KCWE-DT

29.1

31

The CW

HD

English

Blue Valley

KCWE-DT2

29.2

31

Movies!

SD

English

Blue Valley

KMCI-DT

38.1

41

KMCI-TV

HD

English

Blue River

KMCI-DT2

38.2

41

Bounce TV

SD

English 

Blue River

KMCI-DT3

38.3

41

Escape

SD

English

Blue River

KMCI-DT4

38.4

41

Grit

SD

English

Blue River

KSHB-DT

41.1

42

NBC

HD

English

Blue River

KSHB-DT2

41.2

42

Cozi TV

SD

English

Blue River

KSHB-DT3

41.3

42

Laff

HD

English

Blue River

KPXE-DT

50.1

30

Ion

HD

English

Brown Estates

KPXE-DT2

50.2

30

Qubo

SD

English

Brown Estates

KPXE-DT3

50.3

30

Ion Life

SD

English

Brown Estates

KPXE-DT4

50.4

30

Ion Shop

SD

English

Brown Estates

KPXE-DT5

50.5

30

QVC

SD

English

Brown Estates

KPXE-DT6

50.6

30

HSN

SD

English 

Brown Estates

KSMO-DT

62.1

47

My Network TV

HD

English

Ind., MO

*The Kansas City 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 Kansas City?

There’s an additional benefit to cutting the cord for some Kansas City residents.  About 54 miles to the north is the St. Joseph, MO TV market.  Roughly 64 miles west of Kansas City is the Topeka, Kansas media market.  Depending upon where you live 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 these additional channels with your TV antenna. 

Cutting the Cord and Sports

Sports in Kansas City

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

 

Your TV Antenna in Kansas City

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.

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 Kansas City

A TV antenna gives you the most channels, the 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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