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Toledo Antenna Giveaway: A Huge Success for Over-the-Air

It was 5 AM on an unseasonably cool October morning when the saviors of over-the-air television rolled into the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Toledo, Ohio. It was still dark and the headlights passed over a crowd huddled near the entrance. Some had been there since 2 AM. They smiled and waved at the Antennas Direct bus as it passed by. Finally, they thought, a chance for free television.

The Antennas Direct touring bus roared past them and settled in a nearby field to prepare for its latest stop along its giveaway tour. By partnering with local broadcasters, the touring bus is a chance to preach the gospel of over-the-air television (something that 80% of Americans still are not aware of).

The local NBC affiliate WNWO was already there and had staffed the giveaway. The president of Antennas Direct, Richard Schneider conducted live interviews with WNWO’s Ashley Moser while hundreds of antennas from St. Louis were made ready for a new Toledo home.

“When we do these giveaways, it is less about Antennas Direct and more about the good news: you can receive over-the-air television in HD absolutely free with an antenna,” says Schneider. “We are thrilled that local broadcasters like WNWO care enough about their viewers to let them know about over-the-air. That is what it’s about.” Toledo Bus Tour

Soon a large crowd had gathered. More than 600 vehicles had gathered in the lot as the giveaway started. As viewers received antennas, there were some tears and countless “God bless you’s.” With the rising cost of paid TV, many Toledo residents (and others across the country) have cut television from their budget. So, for some, this meant an evening’s entertainment with their family for the first time in a long time.

At the end of the day, over 300 people were able to receive free television. And countless others were made aware of the good news.
If you would like the Antennas Direct bus to visit your neighborhood or if you are a local broadcaster who wants to spread the good news of OTA, please contact Jeremy Nulik –


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Antennas Direct Bus Tour Stops In Dothan, Alabama

The Antennas Direct bus tour continues! Antennas Direct partnered with Dothan Alabama’s WTVY 4 news in giving much needed economic relief to their viewing audience.
Watch the broadcast and see Antennas Direct pro-action stance on receiving free local OTA HDTV broadcasts, how to save money and stop paying outrageous monthly cable bills.


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On The Road With Antennas Direct Bus Tour: Part 1

Come rain or shine, Antennas Direct weathered through the downpour and advocated the public into cutting-the-cord with a  ClearStream 2 antenna for depression relief in the Northwestern Ohio area.  A crowd topping over a 1000 waited patiently and braved the inclement weather to release themselves from their cable or satellite providers. Say goodbye to huge monthly bills and start watching TV in the best way. FREE!


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WNWO Hosts Antenna Giveaway With Antennas Direct

TOLEDO — WNWO teamed up with Antennas Direct on Monday morning to help give local residents free antennas.

Around 400 people showed up at WNWO on S. Byrne in South Toledo in the hopes of getting free access to more channels than those offered through basic cable.

One recipient showed up at 1:30 a.m. in order to make sure she was first in line to get a free antenna.

WNWO started handing out the antennas at 7 a.m. and eventually ran out.

For those too late to receive an antenna, viewers were given coupons so the antennas could be purchased at 35 % off.

WNWO was able to offer the antennas through a partnership with Antennas Direct.

The organization launched a nationwide bus tour, last year, with the goal of giving Americans access to free television.


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Antennas Direct Bus Tour RECAP

We had a blast on the 2010 Antennas Direct bus tour antenna giveaway. We go to work with some great television stations and meet some awesome and grateful antenna recipients.

In the end it was all about giving back to the community, helping out people who may be struggling to make ends meet, and promoting high quality television antennas for over-the-air digital TV.

Check out the video recap of it all here. Thanks for a great year!


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Charleston’s Finest Come Out for the Antenna Giveaway

Like a scene from an iPhone launch, the police were called to our Charleston antenna giveaway. Not because of the noise or because people were out of line, but because there were so many people there!

With a police estimated 2,000 people, a line had formed outside of WCSC studios by 7am, despite not beginning until 10:30. Within the first hour we had given away all $15,000 worth of antennas to the thousands waiting in line. In total we gave away more than 400 antennas! There were even reports that people showed up a day early to check for a line.

While the police did show up, they were more than accommodating for the huge crowd. It turns out that the line was so long to get an antenna, it was blocking ambulances coming and going from a local medical facility.

We’d like to thank everyone from the Charleston area who turned and all of the people who called our office asking about DTV antennas.


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Fresno, California Loves Free HDTV – Even the Livestock!

It seems that no one can get enough of Free HDTV in Fresno, California. View the news clip from KMPH about the Antennas Direct antenna giveaway.

The bus tour is really about spreading the word about over-the-air FREE HDTV that is available to everyone. We have met people from all different walks of life that have shared their stories with us about everything from their television reception to their kids soccer games. In the economic downturn people are looking for ways to cut monthly bills and cutting cable is not really a sacrifice for many who have found that OTA TV provides crystal clear programming. And receiving a free high power antenna from Antennas Direct and local news stations is icing on the cake. We encourage people to talk to family and friends to learn about different ways to set up your TV antenna whether its with an antenna amplifier, connected to a computer, outside on the roof or all of the above.

Folks in Fresno, California have defiantly had antennas on their mind with the Antennas Direct bus tour making two stops in one weekend. The first at the Fresno Fair Grounds and the other the next day at Serrano’s Furniture. Check out the pics!

Fresno, CA Fair Grounds and Serrano’s Furniture


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A Great Day to Giveaway An Antenna in Raleigh, North Carolina

In mid September the Antennas Direct bus headed to News Channel 5 WRAL to set up the antenna giveaway at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

View the video from WRAL here:

We had a great time in Raleigh! Check out our photos from the event.

Want your news station to be on the Antennas Direct Bus Tour schedule? Find out more about the tour.

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Bus Tour Update from Flordia to California in Less than One Month

Greetings! We have literally traveled across the nation from the beginning of September to early this October on our 2010 Antenna Bus Tour giveaway. The turnout for free antennas has been outstanding and we have met some awesome people, some interesting people and everyone in between on the way.

From ABC to FOX affiliate new stations, all viewers need an HD Antenna to receive reception from these stations. That is why the bus tour is a win-win-win for Antennas Direct, news stations and customers alike.

Pictures from Florida

Pictures from North Carolina and California coming soon! Find out more about the Antennas Direct Bus Tour on our website. Information is there for consumers and new stations to be a part of the tour.


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Bus Tour Takes Antennas Direct to Fresno, CA

We had a great time with KMPH in Fresno, California and gave away 300 Antennas Direct antennas! People were lining up for the giveaway at 3 a.m. which was an amazing welcoming!

Check out the KMPH news clip and stay tuned to find out if the Bus is heading to your area.

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