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How to find NewsChannel 12

On January 1, NewsChannel 12 (CBS) changed frequencies and now originates from Broadcast Peak in southern Santa Barbara County. The signal now also transmits in San Luis Obispo County from Cuesta Peak and from a tower west of Paso Robles. In all locations, the over-the-air digital signal now displays as Channel 3.2.

NewsChannel 12 is working with cable and satellite systems to minimize any impact for viewers. Program guides may show KEYT-DT2 instead of KCOY-TV for NewsChannel 12 programming. Over-the-air viewers in southern Santa Barbara County are now able to see CBS programming on channel 3.2 because of the change. (The NOW Channel is now on 3.3.)

If after January 1 you don't see NewsChannel 12 over the air on Channel 3.2, you may need to rescan your digital TV. 

Here’s how: from your TV menu select 'SCAN' or 'AUTO TUNE.' You can find it by pressing the 'MENU' or 'SETUP' button on your remote. If you are a Cable or Satellite customer, you will likely not have to do anything as these changes will be done by most providers. 

To improve your signal, point your antenna in the direction of your nearest transmission source. If you use an indoor antenna and have difficulty, consider an outside antenna pointed toward your nearest transmission source.

Santa Barbara County: Broadcast Peak


Southern San Luis Obispo County: Cuesta Peak


Northern San Luis Obispo County: Paso Robles


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