If you currently receive WCNY for free over the air, you will need re-scan your television receiver and may need to re-position your antenna on or after July 30, in order to continue receiving the signal over the air.

The new channel configuration was needed because the FCC held a nationwide spectrum auction of television station bandwidths, to expand wireless services in order to meet the increasing needs for faster and higher capacity mobile broadband services.

Starting July 31, WCNY will begin broadcasting on a new frequency. These changes will require you to re-scan your television receiver and potentially re-position your antenna.

If you receive WCNY via cable or satellite, you will not need to re-scan.

For questions, please call (315) 453-2424 or call

Download Instructions

If you watch television over the air using an antenna you WILL need to SCAN. Typically you use your remote to perform the scan. You can follow the steps in your owner’s manual or look online. Since the process is a little different for each brand of TV we have provided some of the top television manufacturers’ information on how to perform a scan. The process will vary depending on the model you have. The information below is intended to get you headed in the right direction. You can refine your research from there.

  1. Samsung
  2. LG
  3. Sony – Instructions for the Sony Bravia
  4. Toshiba – From Toshiba’s verified YouTube account
  5. Vizio – From Vizio’s YouTube account
  6. Panasonic – Instructions for the Panasonic Viera
  7. Videocon – The third FAQ talks about auto-tuning for channels that are not coming up.
  8. Philips

Additional Resources

The FCC has launched its own consumer education page: