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So you make your home in Roanoke?  You live in the commercial and cultural hub of southwest Virginia.  The town was established in 1852 as “Big Lick” before being renamed Roanoke in 1884.  The railroad as well as garments, textiles, and furniture industry formed the area’s early economy.  Today, healthcare, education, and a handful of other service industries lead Roanoke’s economy.  The city has a flourishing arts, culture, and entertainment scene. Music and the performing arts are huge here, as are the many festivals, events, and venues that promote these artistic pursuits.  Add in some minor league and college sports teams and plenty of outdoor recreation and it’s easy to see why Roanoke continues to be a hotbed of activity in southwestern Virginia!

If you live in Lynchburg, your home is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  John Lynch settled the area in 1757 and the town forever bears his name.  Its proximity to the mountains earned it the nicknames of the “City of Seven Hills” and “Hill City.”  Today, Lynchburg’s top employers include healthcare, schools, and power generation.  The city also has many attractions are historical sites that honor the city’s role in the Civil War and World War II.  The area is home to a selection of opera, fine arts, and theatre venues.  There are hiking opportunities on the Appalachian Trail and other outdoor and sporting opportunities.  All of this and more make life in Lynchburg rather exciting.

        

The Roanoke-Lynchburg TV Market     

The TV Market in the Roanoke Area

The Roanoke-Lynchburg media market is huge.  It covers 22 counties and 11 cities in Virginia, and one county in West Virginia.  The transmitters of many TV stations are located in Poor Mountain, Thaxton Mountain, and other places.  These towers broadcast a wide variety of free TV to the 414,000+ households in the region.  This is why you might see 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 HDTV in Roanoke-Lynchburg: 

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

WVVA-DT

6.1

46

NBC

HD

English

East River Mountain

WVVA-DT2

6.2

46

Two Virginias’ CW

SD

English

East River Mountain

WVVA-DT3

6.3

46

MeTV Two Virginias’

SD

English

East River Mountain

WDBJ-DT

7.1

18

WDBJ-TV/CBS

HD

English

Poor Mountain

WDBJ-DT2

7.2

18

My Network TV

SD

English

Poor Mountain

WDBJ-DT3

7.3

18

Decades

SD

English

Poor Mountain

WSLS-DT

10.1

30

NBC

HD

English

Poor Mountain

WSLS-DT2

10.2

30

GetTV

SD

English

Poor Mountain

WSLS-DT3

10.3

30

MeTV

SD

English

Poor Mountain

WSET-DT

13.1

13

ABC

HD

English

Thaxton Mountain

WSET-DT2

13.2

13

Stadium

SD

English

Thaxton Mountain

WSET-DT3

13.3

13

Comet TV

SD

English

Thaxton Mountain

WSET-DT4

13.4

13

TBD

SD

English

Thaxton Mountain

WBRA-DT

15.1

3

PBS

HD

English

Catawba

WBRA-DT2

15.2

3

PBS Encore

SD

English

Catawba

WBRA-DT3

15.3

3

PBS Kids

SD

English

Catawba

WWCW-DT

21.1

20

The CW

HD

English

Thaxton Mountain

WWCW-DT2

21.2

20

WFXR

SD

English

Thaxton Mountain

WWCW-DT3

21.3

20

Laff

SD

English

Thaxton Mountain

WWCW-DT4

21.4

20

Grit

SD

English

Thaxton Mountain

WFXR-DT

27.1

17

WFXR-TV/Fox

HD

English

Poor Mountain

WFXR-DT2

27.2

17

WWCW

SD

English

Poor Mountain

WFXR-DT3

27.3

17

Bounce TV

SD

English

Poor Mountain

WFXR-DT4

27.4

17

Escape

SD

English

Poor Mountain

WPXR-DT

38.1

36

Ion

HD

English

Poor Mountain

WPXR-DT2

38.2

36

Qubo

SD

English

Poor Mountain

WPXR-DT3

38.3

36

Ion Life

SD

English

Poor Mountain

WPXR-DT4

38.4

36

Ion Shop

SD

English

Poor Mountain

WPXR-DT5

38.5

36

HSN

SD

English

Poor Mountain

WPXR-DT6

38.6

36

QVC

SD

English

Poor Mountain

WLFB-DT

40.1

40

WLFG-TV

HD

English

Stoney Ridge Lane, VA

*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 Roanoke

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 sports fans who want to see their favorite pro teams and enjoy free HDTV.  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.  

 

Best TV Antenna for the Roanoke-Lynchburg 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 Roanoke and Lynchburg.

 

Cutting the Cord in Roanoke and Lynchburg

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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