The FCC has a variety of materials to inform press about the rescan process.
- Media FAQs (PDF)
- Consumer Toolkit: This toolkit provides a variety of materials that offer guidance on TV frequency changes for people who use an antenna to watch over-the-air television.
- Interactive TV Reception Map: Looking to see which stations in your market are changing frequencies? This map also includes information on station channel changes associated with the results of the Broadcast TV Transition.
- Transition Schedule
Jean Kiddoo, Chair, FCC Incentive Auction Task Force
Jean Kiddoo is Chair of the Incentive Auction Task Force at the Federal Communications Commission, where her primary responsibility is to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the Incentive Auction, including the work of the Media and Wireless Telecommunications Bureaus, and other FCC bureaus and offices, as the Commission undertakes the post-auction broadcast transition and award of licenses to winning spectrum bidders.
Jean assumed her Task Force position in April 2017 after having served as Deputy Chair of the Task Force and, prior to that, Deputy Bureau Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Prior to joining the FCC in 2014, Jean was a senior partner in the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology practice group at Bingham McCutchen LLP (now Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP), where her areas of practice included all aspects of common carrier, wireless, and mass media communications. Jean practiced before all 51 state public utility commissions, the FCC, Congress, and local municipal and county governments.
Jean is a past president of the Federal Communications Bar Association, and received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and her B.A., cum laude, from Colgate University.
If you are interested in a media interview with Ms. Kiddoo, please contact Katie Gorscak at firstname.lastname@example.org from the FCC Office of Media Relations.
In the News
- Richmond-area television viewers with antennas will need to rescan their TVs by March 13 (Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 27, 2020)
- TV changes are coming for non-cable subscribers. Here's what you need to know. (Naples Daily News, January 28, 2020)
- Unas 1,000 estaciones de TV cambian de frecuencia a 5G (Periódico 7 Días, January 26, 2020)
- Viewers who watch by antenna: Time to rescan (Orlando Sentinel, January 13, 2020)
- New Orleans area television stations to change frequencies to allow expansion of 5G (Picayune Item, November 30, 2019)
- 3 area TV stations to change frequencies (Gainesville Sun, November 30, 2019)
- Four Q-C TV stations affected by FCC new frequencies (Quad-City Times, November 21, 2019)
- Some TVs must be rescanned to continue to receive local channels (Citizen Voice & Times, November 14, 2019)
- FCC: Sus Canales Locales Podrían Estar Cambiando de Frecuencia (El Sentinel Orlando, November 4, 2019)
- Missing your favorite TV channel? Some over-the-air signals just moved (Northwest National Public Radio, October 24, 2019)
- Nashville TV stations changing frequencies (Overton County News, October 22, 2019)
- Ohio TV Stations 'Changing Their Tunes' (Public News Service, October 18, 2019)
- If you use an antenna to watch Milwaukee TV stations, do this so you won't lose channels Oct. 18 (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 16, 2019)
- If you use an antenna, you must rescan your TV by Friday. Here's how and why (Chicago Tribune, October 15, 2019)
- Do you get local TV via antenna? You'll need to rescan your channels on Friday (The Chicago Sun-Times, October 15, 2019)
- Do you use TV with an antenna? FCC offers advice on how to keep watching (Cincinnati.com-The Enquirer, October 4, 2019)
- People who use TV antennas may need to rescan (The Fayetteville Observer, September 17, 2019)
- Tomorrow is rescan day for those using antennas to pick up TV stations over the air (WFIR News Talk Radio, September 10, 2019)
- Viewers using antennas need to 'rescan' September 6 (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 5, 2019)
- Several Charlotte-area TV stations changing frequencies; viewers with antennas must re-scan TV (Independent Tribune, August 20, 2019)
- Do you watch broadcast TV? If so, get set to 're-scan' (WDEL-Delaware's Newsradio, August 11, 2019)
- Six TV stations changing frequencies (Wyoming County Press Examiner, August 7, 2019)
- Weak or no signal? Broadcast TV requires a rescan (WTOP, August 2, 2019)
- Ask SAM: Do I need to re-scan my TV? (Winston-Salem Journal, July 30, 2019)
- For some local TV viewers, changes are coming this week (Boston Globe, July 29, 2019)
- Syracuse TV stations to change frequencies; here's what you need to know (Syracuse.com, July 22, 2019)
- Cord cutters: What to do if your favorite local TV stations suddenly disappear (Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 8, 2019)
- FCC to change frequencies of several area TV stations (Bucks County Courier Times, June 18, 2019)
- Cómo escanear el televisor para recibir los canales locales en EE.UU. (CNet En Espanol, June 17, 2019)
- How to Rescan Your TV to Receive NBC4's Signal (NBC4, June 14, 2019)
- FCC PODCAST: Repacking the Airwaves: Is it Time to Rescan Your TV? (FCC, May 7, 2019)
- NO SE QUEDE SIN SEÑAL TELEVISIVA (El Mundo, Austin-San Antonio, May 2, 2019)
- PODCAST: In Case You Missed It (Joplin Globe, April 14, 2019)
- Three area TV stations to get new frequencies; some viewers must rescan. The FCC says TV owners who watch over-the-air programming for the three stations will need to re-scan channels starting next weekend. (Sun Journal-Maine, April 9, 2019)
- Streetwise: Here's Why You'll Have to Re-Scan Your Over-the-Air TV (it's a good thing) (Green Bay Press-Gazette, April 8, 2019)
- Why it's time to rescan your TV antenna: Consumer Reports explains why a little antenna upkeep will keep you from losing any of your favorite channels. (Consumer Reports, April 8, 2019)
- Get Your TV Signal Over the Air? It May Be Time To Rescan (Hawaii Public Radio, April 1, 2019)
- Watch TV over the air? Here's what to do to keep some of your favorite local stations (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 2, 2019)
- TV viewers who use antennas must make changes (The Columbus Dispatch, March 15, 2019)