Viewers who use an antenna to receive television programming will find it easier to pick up WICU in Erie County.

The station's owners recently signed on two low-power television signals, WEPA-LD and WXTM-LD. Both rebroadcast WICU NBC and its subchannels including MeTV, ION and Start TV.

WEPA-LD 19 broadcasts from the tower at WICU's studios at 3514 State St. in the City of Erie. This is the first time a television signal has transmitted from that location since the 1950s.

WXTM-LD 18 is co-located with WICU at its transmitter site on upper Peach St. in Summit Township.

Both signals are UHF, which is easier for most antennas to pick up compared to WICU's VHF signal on channel 12.

Viewers can perform a channel rescan to use the new signals or manually enter 18 or 19 on their remotes. Once added, they will be labeled as channel 12. Some televisions may show multiple versions of WICU, which indicates you are receiving more than one of our signals.

We're proud to be able to make it easier to watch your favorite programming on WICU. Erie's first TV station will be celebrating 75 years of broadcasting next year after signing on in March 1949.