I know parts of White, Benton, & southern Jasper & Newton Counties of Indiana get few TV stations. I know all of Newton & Jasper counties & northern Benton & White Counties can get WYIN from their Cedar Lake transmitter, & WLFI Lafayette from their Rossville transmitter. select TV stations from the towers north of Indianapolis reach Lafayette as long as you have an outdoor antenna, & preferably on a tower. Those stations however are difficult to receive in Benton & White Counties. In those counties, most people either have cable or satellite. Most people in and around Lafayette Indiana also rely heavily on cable, as Comcast has permission to carry all Indianapolis area stations, as well as WTTW from Chicago (including WTTW's 3 subchannels).
That may be true today, but back in analog days, anyone who wanted TV had to put up a fairly tall antenna.
I remember visiting cousins in Rensalaer and Remington back in the early 70's and they had pretty good reception of
Chicago VHF stations. All of them had antennas on towers and rotors and lived on farms.
The pictures were right on the dividing line between just a bit wavy and not-quite-snowy.
The was often a ghosting "black cross" from other, even farther away stations fading into the picture.