New broadcast tower installed in Rehoboth at WPRI 12 transmitter

SE Mass

REHOBOTH, Mass. (WPRI) — Crews hoisted a giant broadcast tower up at the WPRI transmitter in Rehoboth Friday to comply with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) nationwide spectrum repack.

The new tower is more than 80 feet tall and weighs more than 8,500 pounds.  WPRI was required to install a new antenna and modify the tower structure as part of the spectrum repack.

Anyone using an antenna to watch TV for free will now need to rescan their TV to continue watching the channel. Rescanning a TV finds all available channels in the area and requires no new equipment.

Cable and satellite viewers are not affected. WPRI 12’s rescan day is Aug. 2 at 12:30 p.m.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Providence

Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store
PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

Community Events & Happenings

More Community

The Border Report Tour

More Border Report Tour
Live Cams on WPRI.com