KWTV has received FCC approval to shut down channel 9 over-the-air transmissions and use UHF channel 39 as their exclusive transmitter. The shutdown will occur Monday, August 30 at 12:30 PM following the noon newscast.
Short service interruptions will begin July 29 to induce viewers to re-scan their tuners for the UHF signal. The PSIP 9.1 designation till be added to the UHF channel 39 beginning August 16. RF 39 will then be identified as both 9.1 and 9.2 and RF 9 will become 9.3.