The F.C.C. Repack Changes

The following are the changes we’re aware of in the F.C.C. Repack.  Most of the stations in the U.S. will be changing channels in the next year.

LOCALLY  (West central Ohio)

Our Findlay station, WFND BCSN, has been on channel 19 since May 2018, having moved off channel 22.

WBGU Public TV has move to channel 22.

WOHL in Lima (ABC/CBS) has changed from channel 35 to channel 15 on April 12, 2019 with 11.5 kw.

WPNM-LD relays WOHL on channel 27 in Leipsic OH, and is non-directional, 15,000 watts.

WAMS-LD relays WOHL on channel 29 in Minster/New Bremen OH, and is directional to the NE, 15,000 watts.

WDFM-LP channel 26 is now WNHO-LD channel 35 with 15kw ERP.

WTLW will move from channel 44 to channel 4 with 10kw ERP.

WTLW is carried on translator WIOW-LD channel 17, 15kw ERP, in Lima.


WFWA, Public TV channel 39 in Fort Wayne will move to channel 18.  They will continue to brand as 39.

WISE, virtual channel 33 in Fort Wayne will movedto 34.  WISE was NBC, but is now The CW. NBC moved to WPTA’s second channel.

WFFT, Fox TV channel 36 in Fort Wayne moved to channel 20.  They will continue to brand as 55.

WPTA, ABC TV channel 24 in Fort Wayne will stay on channel 24.  They will brand as 21. Their .2 channel is NBC.

WANE, CBS TV channel 31 in Fort Wayne moved to channel 32.  They will continue to brand as 15.


WLMB, religious channel 5 in Toledo, (transmitter in Riga, Michigan), will stay on channel 5, same power.

WTVG ABC 13, and WTOL CBS 11, will stay on their channels and keep branding as those channels.

WUPW, Fox Toledo channel 36 moved to channel 26.  They will continue to brand as 36.

WNWO, NBC TV channel 24 in Toledo moves to channel 23, branding as NBC-24.

WGTE, Public TV channel 29 in Toledo will stay on 29.  They will continue to brand as Toledo Public TV 30.

WMNT, (unknown programming) channel 48 in Toledo will move to channel 36.


WPDT, Public TV channel 16 in Dayton moved to 35.  They will continue to brand as Public TV 16.

WRGT, independent channel 45 in Dayton moved to channel 36.  They will continue to brand as 45.

WDTN, NBC TV analog channel 2 in Dayton, was on channel 50, but moved to channel 31.  They will continue to brand as Dayton 2.

WHIO, CBS TV channel 7 in Dayton moved to channel 33.


WCMH, NBC channel 14 in Columbus, stays on channel 14, branding as NBC 4.

WOSU, PBS/Ohio State University, is on channel 38, and they moved to channel 16, but brand as channel PBS-34.

WBNS, CBS channel 21, will stay on channel 21, branding as CBS 10.

WTTE, is on channel 36, and moved to channel 27, retaining their brand of MyFox 28.

WSYX, is on channel 48, and moved to channel 28, branding as WSYX ABC 6

NOTE:  The Covid-19 Pandemic has forced a lot of stations in the last part of the  transition to delay.  Some stations due to be on in February 2020 are still not on.

Author: Frederick Vobbe

Chief Engineer and Director of Engineering for Block Communications Inc. 48 year veteran of broadcasting, Licensed amateur radio and radio-telephone. Interests include antenna design, high power transmission, DIY audio, and classic gear from the 60s and 70s.