In March of 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) started an auction designed to repurpose television airwaves for new uses by wireless companies.

At the conclusion of the auction in March of 2017, the FCC announced that nearly 1,000 local television stations must move to new frequencies between 2018-2020.

Stations are assigned to a particular timeframe, or phase, to complete their frequency moves (see below for phase schedule).

Note – this only impacts viewers who receive their local stations using an antenna. Cable and satellite service customers are not impacted.





Hi, I’m Becky White, owner of WRLW 17 TV. 

If you receive our channel over the air, then we need to talk. 

WRLW 17 TV is moving to a new frequency very soon and I want to make sure you’re still able to watch all the great programming we have. 

You’ll still find us on Channel 17, but you’ll need to rescan your TV or you could lose our signal. 

I’ll walk you through the steps on how to rescan your TV.

Here’s what you do. Find your TV remote. It might be in the cushions or underneath your couch or in your child’s room.  

Press the MENU button. 

Go to the CHANNEL or ANTENNA section and select AUTO TUNE or RESCAN. 

That’s it! 

Let your TV do it’s magic.

It should take just a few minutes. 

WRLW should reach about 60 miles in all directions of Salem but reception varies depending on the quality of your antenna, where it’s placed in your house and where your home is located. 

Your TV menus vary depending on the brand, so if you’re having trouble rescanning, refer to the manual for your TV or go to wslmradio.com/wrlwtvrescan.com for more details.

You must rescan your TV by August 10. 

We hope you enjoy the programming on WRLW with The Heartland Network on 17.1; Revn’ on 17.2, The Action Channel on 17.3 and our newest addition — Retro TV on 17.4 

Thanks for watching WRLW 17 – Bringing You the Best of Kentuckiana.