http://www.cleveland.com/tv-blog/ind...rt_river_indexIf you've heard the rumor that WUAB Channel 43 will be going off the air, relax. The Cleveland station that started broadcasting in September 1968 isn't gong anywhere.
The station's parent company, Raycom Media, which also owns CBS affiliate WOIO Channel 19, has sold the Channel 43 transmitter as part of an ongoing Federal Communications Commission spectrum auction that closes March 30.
But this means very little to Northeast Ohio television viewers. Channel 43 simply will broadcast from the Channel 19 transmitter, with no expected disruption in signal. The change probably will made by the end of the year.
Those receiving channels through a cable box or satellite dish won't notice a thing. Those receiving local TV signals through an over-the-air antenna or using a digital converter box will need to run a re-scan.