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Is there a way to get CBS television network over the air?

Ken Little


Q. Today I bought a new TV for a bedroom that did not have a cable outlet. I bought an indoor antenna that does a very good job picking up NBC and ABC, but it does not pick up CBS here in Wrightsville Beach. Is there a way to get CBS over the air from this antenna?

A. In short, the higher the antenna, the better the reception, said Constance H. Knox, WILM general manager.

“A proper roof-mounted antenna will work great in most cases. Also, attic antennas are second best. Rabbit ears mounted at TV height usually won’t work so well,” Knox said.

Knox directs readers to a document on the WILM website that addresses reception issues.

See also the question below (“Has WILM over the air…”) about receiving over-the-air signals.


Has WILM over the air lost their signal? We haven’t been able to it for several days.

Which digital TV channels are available locally over the air?

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Kel Landis

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