Antenna TV is Back on WHO Channel 13.3

Antenna TV is Back on WHO Channel 13.3

KDSM Fox 17 completes transmission repairs and is back on-the-air on channel 17

THIS TV is back on WHO Channel 13.4

DES MOINES, IA (July 1, 2019) – Antenna TV (WHO 13.3) and THIS TV (WHO 13.4) are back on the air, WHO-HD announced today. That’s because KDSM FOX 17 is now back on-the-air on channel 17.

KDSM completed repairs on their transmission line last Friday and successfully tested it over the weekend ending their 43 day outage. KDSM’s transmission line failed on May 17, knocking them off the air. On May 23, WHO-HD made room for KDSM’s high definition signal by removing Antenna TV and THIS TV from its subchannels.

Central Iowan’s can now get their daily fix of Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Three’s Company and Johnny Carson. And, they’re just in time for Antenna TV’s July Friday Fish Fry with back-to-back Barney Miller episodes featuring Abe Vigoda as the one and only Phil Fish. Antenna TV can be found in central Iowa on WHO Channel 13.3 – Mediacom Digital 114. Complete listings at

For more information contact:
Tim Gardner, Director of Creative Services

About WHO-HD Channel 13
WHO-HD Channel 13, owned by Tribune Media Company, is celebrating 65 years of broadcast service to central Iowa.  Channel 13 News prides itself on bringing viewers rich, local content.  From investigations to ground-breaking, creative coverage of the big daily story, more Iowans are choosing Channel 13 News.

So far in 2019, WHO-HD has earned 30 awards for journalism excellence, the most of any Iowa station, including:
• 1 National Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for Excellence in Video
• 2 Regional Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for Excellence in Video and Excellence in Sound.
• 11 Eric Sevareid awards including First Place for Best Newscast, Weather, Series and Sports Reporting from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association (MBJA)
• 17 awards from the Iowa Broadcast News Association (IBNA) including first place for Overall Excellence, Sports Reporting and Weather Coverage

The technology leader, WHO-HD Channel 13 is now utilizing a powerful-new S-Band Doppler Radar…the most advanced technology available in Iowa. In 2010, WHO-HD became the first commercial television station in Iowa to begin broadcasting all local programming in total high definition in 2010.  In addition, WHO-HD was the first station in Iowa to: utilize videotape, broadcast live from news events and protect with live Doppler radar.

About Tribune Media Company
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 49 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 75 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 49 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV and Covers Media Group, an unrivaled source of online sports betting information. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit