Montrose Signal Moves to Channel 23


As part of our commitment to bring a reliable signal to our over the air viewers in Western Colorado KKCO 11 News is improving the transmission signal to our Montrose tower.
This will mean that KKCO and its sub channels of MeTV and Telemundo will move to a new channel.

On October 15, 2018 KKCO will move all the channels currently on 49, to the new channel 23. Some customers may need to re-scan their televisions.

KKCO (NBC) 23.1
MeTV 23.2
Telemundo 23.3

Over the air broadcast viewers who currently get KKCO, MeTV and Telemundo on Channel 49 will now get all those same streams, but on Channel 23.

Does this change mean I won’t get my favorite shows anymore over the air?
No. All the same programming and your favorite shows will still be there, just on a different channel number. Viewers who currently get channel 49 should still be able to receive this channel, and it is possible viewers who couldn’t get our signal, will be able to now!

I have cable, will my channel number change?
No. This only effects over the air customers. That is those customers who get our signal directly from the broadcast tower with a digital receiver or antenna in their home. Cable, satellite and other service provider’s signals will not change.

What if I live in Grand Junction or somewhere other than Montrose?
There’s no change to you. If you watch KKCO (NBC) over the air on Channel 11.1 or any channel other than the current channel 49, there is no impact to your viewing and no action is needed. This only impacts our over the air viewers who currently watch on Montrose on channel 49.

How do I get the new channel?
Most viewers will need to re-scan their over the air TVs after October 15th to receive the new channel. Some users may need to do a clean scan. Each television and set up is different so there’s no one size fits all approach.

I’ve re-scanned but am still not getting KKCO, MeTV, or Telemundo. You may need to do what’s called a ‘clean scan’ to do this:
1. Unplug antenna cable from tuner/TV 2. Run a rescan
3. Reboot TV
4. Plug cable back in
5. Run another rescan

Our viewer guide page has some videos and other information you may find useful. You can watch them here: