WEAU 13 is on the air on 18.3 & 25.2, Charter Cable 6 and in HD on 606

FAIRCHILD (WEAU) - Following tower collapse, WEAU's fellow broadcasters have offered extensive help, and now we are back on television. We are over the air at 18.3 thanks to WQOW which is now in HD.

We have had some viewers say they've struggled to find 18.3 on their digital boxes. We suggest running a completely new channel scan to find the station.

Charter Cable has us back up on channel 6 and in HD on 606.

Alos, WEAU is up in La Crosse on 25.2 over the air, thanks to Fox 25/48.

WEAU is also back up and running on Dish Network and DirecTV. But only on the SD channel.

24/7 Weather is also now available on on Charter 247. and ONLY availlable there. 13.2 is unavailable and will not be back online for the time being.

WEAU will continue to LIVE STREAM the following newscasts, as we always have: TODAY, Noon and 5pm.

As our viewers know, our transmitting tower in Fairchild has collapsed.

It happened Tuesday night. The tower, which stood 2,000 feet in eastern Eau Claire County, is now only about 25 feet tall.

A large portion of the structure fell in three different directions, with part of it blocking County Road H.

No one was hurt and there’s no official word on what caused the collapse.

Along with WQOW and Charter Cable, WEAU also would like to thank other local broadcasters, WXOW, WKBT and FOX 25-48 for their support.

For NBC programming you might have missed, follow this link: http://www.weau.com/nbcvideo.

Thanks for your patience…and thanks for watching.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Independence on Mar 26, 2011 at 05:35 PM
    Sorry to hear about the loss of the tower, but the good news is that for the very first time since you moved to digital, we can actually watch WEAU again! (We're now receiving WEAU on channel 25-2 WLAX.) Prior to the accident we got poor or no reception from the old tower. When you rebuild, we hope that you will re-evaluate the location or broadcast range in order to serve users who live within 35 miles of Eau Claire.
  • by Rick Location: St. Louis Park, Mn. on Mar 25, 2011 at 09:02 PM
    I'm not a TV technician however do have an antenna 85 feet up on a ham radio tower. I do recieve your station with a little video white noise. I was watching when you suddenly went off the air not knowing what happend. NO I KNOW. Very sorry to hear about your tower and I hope you get up to full operation soon. I like your local news better then the stations up here because it feels like home town news. I'll watch the streem video untill signal comes back in here again.
  • by Kurt Location: Altoona on Mar 25, 2011 at 12:46 PM
    Any chance you are working with DIRECTV & DISH to get a HD feed to them? I hope so.
  • by Anonymous Location: Marshfield on Mar 25, 2011 at 10:56 AM
    And by Marshfield we can't get any WEAU in yet.
  • by Geri Location: Birchwood on Mar 25, 2011 at 09:24 AM
    I'm still unable to get channel 13. We have an antenna with digital box. Out local programming on Directv is from the cities. What can I do?
  • by Nathaniel Richmond Location: Denver on Mar 25, 2011 at 06:26 AM
    DISH Network is the best provider that I have dealt with they have a huge selection of HD programming and they offer it free for life unlike Charter. DISH Network has award winning DVR's and when you sign up you can get up to three HD receivers for free. I work for DISH and I can tell you DISH Network has the NFL Network and NFL RedZone giving all professing football highlights. Come and check this out.
  • by travis Location: menomonie on Mar 24, 2011 at 06:13 PM
    i am a channel 18 watcher, i use your website for news but i watch 18, and i think that it is just wonderful that you guys are thanking them a giving them so much credit, there is still civil businesses in the area i like it
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2011 at 05:29 PM
    Thank you WQOW!! How very nice of you!!
  • by Roberta Location: Osseo on Mar 24, 2011 at 05:05 PM
    I live in Osseo, and have an antenna , HD TV, and tvs with the converter box. I can't get 13 on any channel after scanning all tvs. What should I do?
  • by Scott Location: Eau Claire on Mar 24, 2011 at 01:41 PM
    24/7 weather is now back up and running on Charter cable.
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