Hundreds turn out for WLOS antenna giveaway

Hundreds of people turned out to take part in an antenna giveaway Friday morning. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Hundreds of people turned out to take part in an antenna giveaway Friday morning.

The line wrapped around the parking lot of Bryan Easler Toyota in Hendersonville.

Three hundred digital antennas were all handed out within 30 minutes to the people in line.

A North Asheville viewer, who was first in line, says he arrived at 3 a.m.to claim his spot.

"We use an indoor antenna now," siad Rich Matthews. "I've tried several types and we only get three channels. Luckily, we get WLOS. We also get public broadcasting, but even those can break up in bad weather so I figured, for getting up a little early I'd give it a try."

The owner of Antennas Direct says you can get up to 30 channels in Asheville.

The event was a partnership between tvfreedom.org, Antennas Direct, and Sinclair Broadcast Group, the parent company of WLOS.

If you're interested in your own antenna, check out the coupon in the photo gallery in this story.

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