NET’s New Culbertson Transmitter Update Underway

News Release Date: 
April 14, 2020

For Immediate Release

NET’s New Culbertson Transmitter Update Underway

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 14, 2020) – For those who watch NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, over-the-air in the Culbertson/McCook area, installation of a new transmitter and broadcast antenna is planned for Tuesday, April 14, through Friday, April 17.

During installation of the transmitter and antenna systems, there will be a radio and television broadcast outage. Removal of the old and installation of the new system should be completed by the end of the day April 17.

Once the work is finished, viewers who watch NET over-the-air with an antenna will need to rescan their television sets.

Performing a rescan of the channels using the remote control that came with the television set will allow viewers to receive a new, improved television signal.

This will not affect most cable or satellite subscribers. This change is the result of the FCC Spectrum Auction.

For the most up-to-date information, call the NET Help Desk at 800-698-3426 or email for assistance.

For those unable to receive NET television during this installation period, go to and select Live and On Demand from the top right corner of the home page for streaming options. The free NET Nebraska App can also be downloaded on mobile devices for live and on-demand viewing.

In addition, some current episodes of NET and PBS programs can be viewed online at NET PBS KIDS can be live streamed at or via the PBS KIDS mobile app.

The Culbertson coverage area includes the following counties: Hitchcock and Red Willow.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Sandi Karstens, 402-470-6578,

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit