EAST LANSING, MI – EAST LANSING, MI (WKAR) - Friday is the day when TV stations across the country complete the conversion from analog to digital broadcasting.
WKAR-TV went fully digital earlier this year, but a change is still in store for viewers.
WKAR Chief Engineer Gary Blievernicht says WKAR's frequency will change from channel 55 to channel 40. WKAR-TV will be off the air for about an hour starting at 9:00 a.m. during the change.
TV's and converter boxes using an antenna will need to be re-scanned sometime after that to find the new signal. Once that's done, WKAR will still show up as channel 23.
The change could help WKAR-TV's signal carry to areas that haven't been receiving the station.