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The Retro Television Network (aka RTN) is Equity Media Holdings Corporation's system of television stations primarily airing classic television programming from the 1950s through the 1980s, such as My Three Sons, The Wild Wild West, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Get Smart, Happy Days, and Laverne & Shirley. Schedules for some markets are customized to avoid conflicts for series with an existing station with a contract to air a program in that market. The network is specifically designed to air on a digital subchannel for a local broadcast station, allowing channels an easy way to expand their programming options. With the 2009 switch to digital television drawing closer, RTN has added many affiliates in 2007 and 2008.
In many markets, the network airs between 10:00AM and 1:00AM, with the rest of the time being allocated to paid programming; however, since 2008, the network claims to air 24/7 in some markets.
- 1 Affiliates
- 2 List of Programs Broadcast by RTN
- 3 References
- 4 See also
- 5 External links
While RTN's primary strategy is now carriage on digital subchannels of local broadcast stations, it is also seen on a number of stations owned by RTN owner Equity Broadcasting. Some of the Equity stations mix RTN programming with first-run and recent off-network syndicated programming or also carry another network such as MyNetworkTV or ION Television.
List of Programs Broadcast by RTN
As RTN has customized schedules for each affiliate, not all shows are usually carried in every market. The network has package deals with various production companies, as listed below.
- The Andy Griffith Show
- The Beverly Hillbillies
- The Brady Bunch
- Family Affair
- Family Ties
- The Fugitive
- Get Smart
- Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
- Happy Days
- Hawaii Five-O
- Hogan's Heroes
- The Honeymooners
- Laverne & Shirley
- Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
- Little House on the Prairie
- Love, American Style
- The Lucy Show
- Mission: Impossible
- Mork & Mindy
- Perry Mason
- Petticoat Junction
- The Streets of San Francisco
- The Untouchables
- The Wild Wild West
- The A-Team
- Alias Smith and Jones
- Battlestar Galactica
- Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
- The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
- It Takes a Thief
- Knight Rider
- Magnum P.I.
- Marcus Welby, M.D.
- McMillan and Wife
- Night Gallery
- The Rockford Files
- Simon & Simon
- Quincy, M.E.
- MeTV, an equivalent concept which airs on Weigel Broadcasting stations in Chicago and Milwaukee with many of the same programs as RTN
External linksv • d • eEquity Media Holdings Corporation
Corporate Staff: Henry G. Luken (President and CEO) | Gregory
W. Fess | Max W. Hoopern | James H. Hearnsberger | Lori E. Withrow | Glenn
Charlesworth | Emilia Chastain | Robert B. Becker | Larry E. Morton | Aaron K. Rothberg | Douglas P.
Broadcast Television Networks: Retro Jams | Retro Television Network
Fox Network Affiliates: KBTZ | KLMN | KMMF | WMQF
Retro Jams Affiliates: WJXF | WUHQ
MyNetworkTV Affiliates: KMMF | KPBI | KPBI Fort Smith | KWBF | KWBM | WBLU | WGMU | WMQF
RTN Owned & Operated Stations: KEGS | KCBU | KDEV (Cheyenne) | KDEV (Denver) | KFDF | KKYK | KQUP | KRRI | KTUW | KTVC | KWBF | KWCE | KWWF | WBIF | WBLU | WNGS2 | WPXS1
Telefutura Network Affiliates: KAMT | KUTF | WTMS | WTLE5
Univision Network Affiliates: KEYU | KLRA | KUKC | KUOK | KXUN | WJMF | KUTH1 | KUTU | KWNL | WEVU5 | WNYI | WUDT | WUMN | WUVF5
Other Stations: KIMG | KMCC1 | KNBX | KUOK-CA | KUSE | WBQM4 | WMBQ4 | WYGA
Other Properties: Arkansas RiverBlades (51%) | Arkansas Twisters3
1Equity operates this station but it is owned by another company.
2Equity owns the station but management capabilities belong to Granite Broadcasting under a Local Marketing Agreement held by its ABC affiliate WKBW-TV.
3Equity owns the af2 Arena Football franchise outright.
4Acquisition from Craig Fox's Renard Communications Corp. is awaiting FCC approval.
5 The sale of this station to Luken Communications, LLC is awaiting FCC approval.
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