Sinclair’s MNT affiliate in Cincinnati installs a new antenna and ups its power in an effort to increase its coverage. It’s urging OTA viewers to rescan their receivers and set-top boxes. In addition, it’s returned to its Star64 branding.
Sinclair’s WSTR, the MNT affiliate in Cincinnati (DMA 33) on ch. 33, has replaced its main transmission antenna with a new one that the station says will allow WSTR to reach many more viewers in the greater Cincinnati area.
A Dielectric omni-directional fully circular polarized UHF antenna was installed on Sept. 22, atop the “Star Tower” located on Winton Road in Cincinnati’s College Hill neighborhood.
The antenna was custom designed for WSTR with the Cincinnati market in mind. In addition, the station’s power has been increased. These upgrades, WSTR says, “will vastly improve reception for many viewers and more viewers will now be able to receive the station that could not do so before this change.”
In order to take advantage of this increased signal strength, viewers watching Cincinnati’s over-the-air TV signals must rescan their digital TV receivers or set-top converter boxes to ensure proper reception of WSTR. Viewers may visit the station’s Web site at www.star64.tv/dtv and download an FCC PDF file explaining how to rescan.
In addition to the new transmission antenna, WSTR recently returned to its recognizable Star64 moniker from My64. The station remains Cincinnati’s My Network TV affiliate and has added new syndicated programming for the fall such as weeknight sitcoms My Name is Earl at 6 and 6:30 p.m. and The Office at 7 and 7:30 p.m.