Over-The-Air Broadcast

Tips for Accessing PBS Wisconsin’s Four Channels

PBS Wisconsin’s four channels – PBS Wisconsin, The Wisconsin Channel, Create and PBS Kids 24/7 – are available over the air via antenna and to all cable and satellite providers. Some cable and satellite providers offer all four, while others currently only offer the PBS Wisconsin flagship channel.

If you are not getting all four, here are some possible solutions:

Over-the-Air Broadcast

If you watch PBS Wisconsin over the air with an antenna, you also are able to watch The Wisconsin Channel, Create and PBS Kids 24/7 for free. All four will be grouped under the same channel number (xx–1, –2, –3 and -4 respectively). If you do not see all four channels, try to re-scan for channels using your TV’s menu.

Cable or Satellite

PBS Wisconsin offers all four channels to all cable and satellite providers, and some cable providers carry all four. If you are not able to find The Wisconsin Channel, Create, or PBS Kids, ask your provider whether these channels are in your line-up. If not, ask them to consider adding all four PBS Wisconsin channels: PBS Wisconsin, The Wisconsin Channel, Create and PBS Kids. Please note that channel number assignments are determined by your provider. PBS Wisconsin does not have the ability to assign the channel numbers chosen by your cable or satellite service.

If you are able to receive our signals with an antenna but have a cable plan that does not offer all four channels, consider adding an A-B switch to your TV to allow you to switch easily between using cable and your antenna. Or, have one TV in your home not connected to cable or satellite service.


All four PBS Wisconsin channels are available to livestream at pbswisconsin.org: PBS Wisconsin Channel, The Wisconsin Channel, CREATE, and PBS WISCONSIN/PBS KIDS.

If you cannot watch PBS Wisconsin programming via your TV, become a regular visitor to PBS Wisconsin online, where we feature shows to watch on-demand.

Need help paying for internet? You or your household may be eligible for a discount through the federal Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Find out if you qualify and enroll at getemergencybroadband.org.


WHA-TV Madison Channel 21 (RF 20)
WPNE-TV Green Bay Channel 38 (RF 25)
WHRM-TV Wausau Channel 20 (RF 24)
WLEF-TV Park Falls Channel 36 (RF 36)
WHLA-TV La Crosse Channel 31 (RF 15)
WHWC-TV Menomonie Channel 28 (RF 27)


W16DU-D Bloomington Channel 31 (RF 16)
W24CL-D Webster Channel 28 (RF 24)
W30DZ-D Fence Channel 36 (RF 30)
W29ET-D Coloma Channel 20 (RF 29)
W17DZ-D Sister Bay Channel 38 (RF 17)
W19EN-D River Falls Channel 28 (RF 19)

Still Need Help?
Please contact Audience Services at 800-422-9707 if you need further assistance.