Households that watch Prairie Public via cable and satellite are not affected; however, households that use rooftop antennas in the Minot area must rescan. Prairie Public’s over-the-air television signal will be available on channels 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4.
The ‘rescan’ feature is found on most remotes under the ‘set up’ or ‘menu’ buttons. The FCC suggests that viewers rescan their television periodically to discover new stations that may be available.
A nationwide "spectrum repack" required that Prairie Public rebuild its Minot tower, and viewers and listeners have been experiencing television and radio broadcast outages—necessary to protect tower workers. With the new tower, Prairie Public’s coverage area will be larger.
Prairie Public Broadcasting, headquartered in Fargo, is a non-profit organization and community licensee that provides public television services throughout North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota, southern Manitoba, and parts of Montana and South Dakota, and public radio service to North Dakota. In addition to broadcasting services, Prairie Public Broadcasting provides a wide range of educational and technological services to communities and individuals across its coverage area.