KAIT transmitter upgrade completed; rescan your TVs

KAIT is making significant upgrades to its transmitter equipment.
KAIT is making significant upgrades to its transmitter equipment.(KAIT-TV)
Published: Nov. 5, 2021 at 11:26 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 9, 2021 at 2:56 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Watching KAIT-TV just got a lot better.

We have completed significant upgrades to our transmitter equipment to provide better reception to those with antennas.

To ensure you receive our improved signal, rescan your televisions now. Check your television’s manual for instructions. It may be listed as “scan for channels,” “find channels,” or “add channels” under Setup.

Those who receive our signal on cable, satellite, or streaming services do not need to rescan their TVs.

More information can be found at

KAIT began broadcasting in 1963 from its current studio located north of Jonesboro. In 1981, a taller transmitter tower was built near Egypt, Arkansas, at the Craighead / Lawrence County line. The nearly 1800 foot tall tower provides a much larger coverage area and serves viewers from the Mississippi River to well in the Ozark Mountains and north into Missouri.

In 2021, KAIT received permission from the Federal Communications Commission to change its signal. This change required new transmission equipment, including a transmitter, antenna, and ancillary equipment. Once operational in mid-November 2021, the new signal will provide much better coverage for viewers who receive KAIT with an antenna.

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