An interesting article from the Wall Street Journal finds that millennials are discovering an old-fashioned way to watch TV for free.

The device is by no means new, and is none other than the antenna or "rabbit ears" as some people might call them.

For those who are unfamiliar with the device, setup is rather simple. First you pull up on the two antennas and then you plug the cord right into your TV. After a short search for the over the air broadcast signal, you should find several TV channels and some are even in high-definition.

KTVN General Manager Lawson Fox says, “You're going to get something, you know depending on where you live, you might get one, you might get another one, but most the people get a lot."

If this is new to you, here's how it works. Once the device is set up it searches for signals that are transmitted from television station towers in your local area. So for example, here in Reno your antenna would look for the clearest path to Slide or Peavine Mountains.

“Coverage is pretty good in the Reno area and Carson area, so in terms of just population, most of the population has access to virtually all the signals," said Fox.

If your view of those mountains is blocked, you may not be as lucky. Signal is dependent on other factors as well. To watch Channel 2, you'd have to use an antenna that receives VHF frequencies. An antenna that receives only UHF frequencies would not work to watch the local broadcast.

"It's not that way in every city but here it is, be sure you get an antenna and rabbit ears that are VHF and UHF friendly, it'll do both," said Fox.

Where you place your antenna plays a role as well. One inside next to your TV may not find as much coverage as the one outside your house.

"That style antenna does the best job, it's just the biggest antenna can get the most signal," said Fox. "I think that most people, whether they're subscribers to cable and satellite or not would be amazed at the variety of programming that's available for free with an antenna in our marketplace."

To learn more about the type of antenna you need at your house and the direction you'd need to point it for the best reception, check out Http://www.antennaweb.org/address