Cut the Cord, Louisville!

Free TV in Louisville

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Want to watch free TV in the Louisville media market?  Solid Signal helps you cut the cord in Kentucky’s biggest city.

Known as the “Gateway to the South,” Louisville is a city with a rich history.  It was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark and named after King Louis XVI of France.  This makes Louisville one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachian Mountains.  Due to its location on the Ohio River, Louisville played a significant role for Union forces during the Civil War.  The first Kentucky Derby horse race was held here on May 17, 1875 in what is now known as Churchill Downs.  Louisville also is the birthplace of boxing great Muhammad Ali, the Louisville Slugger baseball bat, and the corporate headquarters of the Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food franchise. They city’s economy is bolstered by shipping, healthcare, and many other industries.

While Louisville is rich in history, it’s also the location of an exciting indie arts scene. The various performing arts and music are a mainstay here, as the area hosts a features museums, galleries, and music venues.  Louisville also has a host of annual festivities from Shakespearean festival to the Kentucky State Fair, which attract locals and tourists.  While Louisville doesn’t have any major professional athletic teams, sports fans get their fix from the many local high school, college, and minor league teams in the area.  If you live in the Louisville area, you make your home in a hip and happening city!

   

The Louisville TV Market     

The TV Market in Louisville

The greater Louisville area is an excellent place to enjoy free local TV.  The transmitters of many TV stations are located in and around Louisville and across the border into Indiana.  These towers broadcast a wide variety of HDTV signal to more than 662,000 households and 1.3 million people in and around the Derby City.  This is called “cutting the cord,” and many people are doing it.  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’s a look at the free TV available in the Louisville media market: 

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WAVE-DT

3.1

47

NBC

HD

English

New Albany, IN

WAVE-DT2

3.2

47

Bounce TV

SD

English

New Albany, IN

WAVE-DT3

3.3

47

Grit

SD

English

New Albany, IN

WHAS-DT

11.1

11

ABC

SD

English

Floyd County, IN

WHAS-DT2

11.2

11

Justice Network

HD

English

Floyd County, IN

WHAS-DT3

11.3

11

Weather Radar

SD

English

Floyd County, IN

WKPC-DT

15.1

17

PBS

SD

English

Floyds Knobs, IN

WKPC-DT2

15.2

17

PBS Encore

HD

English

Floyds Knobs, IN

WKPC-DT3

15.3

17

Kentucky Channel

SD

English

Floyds Knobs, IN

WKPC-DT4

15.4

17

PBS Kids

SD

English

Floyds Knobs, IN

WBNA-DT

21.1

8

WBNA

HD

English

Shepherds-ville

WBNA-DT2

21.2

8

GetTV

SD

English

Shepherds-ville

WBNA-DT3

21.3

8

God TV/ The Light

HD

English

Shepherds-ville

WBNA-DT4

21.4

8

Retro TV

SD

English

Shepherds-ville

WBNA-DT5

21.5

8

Decades

SD

English

Shepherds-ville

WBNA-DT6

21.6

8

Heroes & Icons

HD

English

Shepherds-ville

WKZT-DT

23.1

43

PBS

SD

English

Elizabeth-town

WKZT-DT2

23.2

43

PBS Encore

SD

English

Elizabeth-town

WKZT-DT3

23.3

43

Kentucky Channel

 

 

Elizabeth-town

WKZT-DT3

23.4

43

PBS Kids

HD

English

Elizabeth-town

WLKY-DT

32.1

26

CBS

SD

English

Floyd County, IN

WLKY-DT2

32.2

26

MeTV

HD

English

Floyd County, IN

WBKI-DT

34.1

19

The CW

SD

English

Raywick

WBKI-DT2

34.2

19

Movies!

SD

English

Raywick

WKMJ-DT

38.1

68

PBS Encore

SD

English

Floyds Knobs, IN

WKMJ-DT2

38.2

68

Kentucky Channel

HD

English

Floyds Knobs, IN

WKMJ-DT3

38.3

68

World

SD

English

Floyds Knobs, IN

WDRB-DT

41.1

49

Fox

HD

English

Floyd County, IN

WDRB-DT2

41.2

49

Antenna TV

HD

English

Floyd County, IN

WDRB-DT3

41.3

49

Ion

SD

English

Floyd County, IN

WMYO-DT

58.1

51

My Network TV

SD

English

Floyd County, IN

WMYO-DT2

58.2

51

Cozi TV

SD

English

Floyd County, IN

WMYO-DT3

58.3

51

The CW

HD

English

Floyd County, IN

*The Louisville 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 Louisville

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.  While this presents a challenge, we urge you not to give up on cutting the cord just yet!  Our Cord Cutter's Sports Guide helps you watch all your favorite pro sports teams.

 

Your TV Antenna in the Louisville 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 Louisville

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 in Louisville.


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