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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Channels 4, 38, 5 still off the air (but not for cable) due to tower problem

Boston’s CBS station, WBZ Channel 4, and its sister stated Channel 38 are still invisible to people who use antennas, due to problems with a transmitting tower.

The problem, according to a statement from WBZ-TV, is equipment failure at a transmitting tower in Needham, Mass. It happened Sunday afternoon and the station is still working on fixing it as of Tuesday morning.

The problem did not affect cable-TV transmission. WBZ-TV said in a statement that only 7 percent of its total audience still uses free, over-the-air signals. Channel 38, owned by CBS, is a sister station to WBZ.

Boston’s ABC affiliate, WCVB Channel 5, also lost its over-the-air signal, but has since resumed them in some form using a low-power backup transmitter, which has trouble being detected in parts of Greater Nashua.