KENS Channel Details

KENS is a callsign for a CBS affiliate located in SAN ANTONIO, TX USA (news & programming)
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This is the data we have on the KENS DTV broadcast station that is an affiliate of the CBS network.

Virtual Channel5
RF Channel39
Network AffiliationCBS
Contact Street 15400 Fredericksburg Road
Contact CitySan Antonio
Contact StateTX
Contact Zip78229
Contact Phone210-366-5000
Additional DataFCC Station Information

Watch KENS Free

Did you know that you can watch KENS for free just by purchasing an HD TV antenna? The best part about free over-the-air TV is that once you buy the antenna, it should last you many years and you'll never have another monthly cable tv bill again! This technology has been around since the 1940s for free public consumption, but kind of faded in the 2000s as Cable TV grew bigger and bigger. Now that Cable TV prices have reached a staggering $123 average price per US household, antenna TV is finally making a comeback!

NoCable created a nifty tool that will show you if you can get this and other local stations with an antenna, and will even recommend the best antenna for your exact home's location.

How to Stream KENS

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You can check to see if this station is available on any of these platforms (and more) on this page.

The FCC Repack for KENS

Some local TV stations in cities across the U.S. will be changing their over-the-air broadcast frequencies between now and July 2020. As the country moves through ten phases of the "broadcast repack," some stations are switching their frequencies to make more airwaves or "spectrum" available for wireless broadband and other uses.

People who watch free over-the-air television with an antenna will need to rescan their TV set each time a station moves to continue receiving the local channel. No new equipment or services are required in order to keep your local channel access.

KENS is scheduled to start its repacking process on 4/13/2017 and finish on 6/21/2019. After the repack, the RF channel (not digital) will change from 39 to 29. This means that to continue to view KENS, you will need to rescan your TV after that scheduled completion date.

Problems Watching KENS?

It is important to note that while we do not own the KENS station, we can give you some pointers in getting the best signal with an OTA antenna.

No matter which antenna you have, there are a few tips that will help you bring in the best reception. Keep in mind, that every home is different in terms of terrain, obstacles and installation details that may impact your actual reception quality.

  • Put the antenna as high as possible.
  • Keep it away from thick, heavy or metal obstacles.
  • Rescan.
  • Make small changes in orientation, position, height or direction. Small changes make huge differences.
  • make sure the antenna is generally pointing the correct direction .

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