Repack

WUSI | WMEC Repack Information

RepackQuick Facts

  • The WUSI | WMEC repack will only impact viewers using antennas. There will be no change for cable and satellite subscribers
  • This change will only impact viewers using antennas in the Olney and Macomb viewing area
  • Viewers using antennas will need to perform a channel rescan in order to continue receiving the WUSI HD, World, Create TV, PBS Kids 24/7, and WSIU FM stations.
  • WMEC (Macomb area) will move from channel 22 to channel 36

Impact on Viewers

WUSI/WMEC participated in the Spectrum Auction by offering to move our tv signal to a lower frequency / relinquishing excess spectrum. Our bid was accepted, which means we will continue to provide our broadcast services, although our TV broadcast service area will change slightly.

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WSIU Carbondale, IL | Harrisburg, IL | Cape Girardeau, MO
8.1 WSIU HDTV
8.2 WSIU World
8.3 WSIU Create
8.4 WSIU PBS Kids
8.5 WSIU FM

WUSI Olney, IL | Terre Haute, IN
16.1 WUSI HDTV
16.2 WUSI World
16.3 WUSI Create
16.4 WUSI PBS Kids
16.5 WSIU FM

WSEC Springfield, IL | Decatur, IL
14.1 WSEC HDTV
14.2 WSEC World
14.3 WSEC Create
14.4 WSEC PBS Kids

WQEC Quincy, IL | Hannibal, MO
27.1 WQEC HDTV
27.2 WQEC World
27.3 WQEC Create
27.4 WQEC PBS Kids

WMEC Macomb, IL | Keokuk, IA
22.1 WMEC HDTV
22.2 WMEC World
22.3 WMEC Create
22.4 WMEC PBS Kids

WUSI Call Letters with PBS Head
PBS Create Logo
PBS World
PBS Kids Icon

16.1

16.2

16.3

16.4

16.5

WMEC PBS
PBS Create Logo
PBS World
PBS Kids Icon

36.1

36.2

36.3

36.4

36.5

How to Rescan your TV

While each television’s rescanning process is slightly different, most systems will require viewers to go into ‘settings’ or access the device’s ‘menu’ to perform a channel scan.

For more information or questions about how to find WUSI on your TV, contact Darryl Mosses, WSIU’s Associate Director of TV and Video Services via this webform or call (618) 453-4344.

About the Spectrum Auction and Repack

All public television stations are independently controlled and operated. The FCC licenses noncommercial broadcast spectrum to communities, states, universities or school districts. Each licensee determined whether and how to participate in the auction. The auction began in March 2016 and was entirely voluntary. This process arose from the FCC’s 2010 National Broadband Plan, which called for freeing more spectrum for wireless broadband use by using less spectrum for broadcast television.

Following the spectrum action, there will be a nationwide reorganizing of channels, or repacking. Repacking is mandatory. Any station on any channel in any market may be required to relocate to a new channel within the same band in a process that will take at least three years, given the length of construction time required.