WHIO-TV Channel 7 signal restored


WHIO-TV’s television signal has been restored and Channel 7 is back on the air. You may need to rescan to see us.

Engineering crews have been battling snow, ice and bitter cold temperatures nearly 1,000 feet in the air to restore the signal and bring WHIO-TV news and programming back to the Miami Valley. 

Turn on WHIO-TV today and if you don’t see us right away, rescan so your TV can find WHIO-TV once again.

“In this season of thanks, we can’t say ‘thank you’ enough to the team of tower crews who worked around the clock, in treacherous conditions to restore our signal. Most importantly, thank you to our loyal viewers for your patience and kind words during this most challenging time. We, too, are glad the wait is over,” said WHIO-TV News Director Caryn Golden.

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Dear WHIO-TV viewers,  

Crews are making progress restoring WHIO-TV’s signal and hope to be fully operational soon. 

“Keep watching social media for the exact time and remember you may need to rescan your TV to receive WHIO-TV once we’re back on the air,” Rob Rohr, general manager of WHIO-TV and market vice president of Cox Media Group Ohio, said Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, WHIO-TV is partnering with Think TV to provide a signal using Think TV’s channel 16.2. DISH and DirecTV customers can see Think TV’s transmission of WHIO-TV on WHIO’s normal channel. Over-the-air viewers can see WHIO-TV on 16.2.

“This is a very innovative partnership with Think TV to get us back on the air as soon as possible for viewers,” said Rohr. “We are still working on some technical issues to stabilize the audio during a few shows that are in surround sound, but our news and most programming look and sound very good.” 

Think TV and WHIO-TV engineers hope to resolve those audio issues today. 

“We want to thank our partners at Think TV for their hard work to help us continue service for the Miami Valley,” Rohr said.

This feed over 16.2 is only temporary as we’re testing our signal over their transmission equipment. 

“Thank you for your continued patience and loyalty,” Rohr said.

Meanwhile, crews continue to work at WHIO-TV’s tower site to completely restore WHIO’s signal to the entire Miami Valley. The antenna has been repaired, but crews worked through the night and into the morning on a switch issue. 

“We are doing everything we can to make sure the Miami Valley has access to WHIO-TV, and we are grateful to our partners at Think TV for their help,” Rohr said. “We are hopeful that we will be fully operational very soon.”

Climbers have been working for days on the tower, which is almost 1,000 feet in the air – the equivalent of about three football fields tall.

We will continue to provide updates as the work continues.

Watch WHIO-TV on more devices. Streaming now on iOS & Android, Roku, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, and more

In the meantime, you can watch WHIO-TV in a variety of other ways:

  • CBS programming:
    • Most CBS programming is available for free at CBS.com. In many cases, programming is aired one day later than normal. This programming does not include NCAA or NFL sports, however.
    • Channel 7 can also be watched live on cable systems like Spectrum and AT&T Uverse, as well as with CBS All Access, Hulu, YouTubeTV, Playstation Vue, DirectTVNOW, and Fubo. These include all CBS programming, aired at the normal time, but they are typically subscription services. However, many offer free trials. 
    • Here is a breakdown of those services: 
      • Fubo: 1 week free trial; after one week, cost is $54 per month
      • CBS All Access: 1-week free trial; then $5.99 or $9.99 per month
      • Hulu Live TV: 1 week free trial; after one week, cost is $44.99 per month
      • YouTube TV: 2 week free trial; after two weeks, cost is $49.99 per month

You can find links to all of these, plus information about local cable carriers, at this link: https://www.whio.com/marketing/more-ways-watch-news-center/ntMe7xXXmmbd9Y85u4vtSL/

Thank you for your patience during this time. We are so grateful for your loyalty.

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