Heartland Diginet Adds Five New Markets

The Heartland Network, Luken Communications’ country music and lifestyle channel, debuted on 11 stations in five new markets this week, broadening its national footprint by 33%. The new stations and channels in each market: Station Channel Community Market KBPX-LD 46.4 Houston Houston KQSL-LD 17.9 San Rafael San Francisco-Oak-San Jose KUKR-LD 27.9 Santa Rosa San Francisco-Oak-San […]

DMA 14: DETROIT

Heartland Diginet Launches On WHNE Detroit

The Heartland Network, Luken Communications’ country music and lifestyle multicast network, has made its debut in Detroit market (DMA 14) on Tait Broadcasting’s WHNE-LD (ch. 14.12). WHNE already broadcasts Luken’s Retro TV on ch. 14.7. Jim Lebrato, Tait Broadcasting’s CEO, said: “WHNE TV 14 is excited to bring Heartland’s country-flavored lineup of shows to Detroit viewers […]

DIGINETS

Heartland Slots First Original Christmas Special

Luken Communications-owned Heartland Network will present the network’s first original Christmas special.  Christmas Songs and Stories, starring Grammy award winner John Berry. It will air nationally on Heartland this Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. ET/6 CT and 8 p.m. MT/7 PT. The special caps the network’s annual “Twelve Days of Christmas” lineup of classic and contemporary […]

DMA 3

Heartland Returns To Chicago On WJYS

The Heartland Network, Luken Communications’ country music and lifestyle multicast channel, has returned to the Chicago market (DMA 3) on WJYS. The independent station, owned by Oxford Media Group, began broadcasting Heartland over-the-air on ch. 62.4 on Oct. 1.  Heartland is also available to Comcast viewers on ch. 385. Joel Wertman, president of Luken Communications, […]

Luken’s Rev’n Launches Roku Channel

Rev’n, Luken Communications’ automotive multicast network, has further expanded its over-the-top availability by launching its channel on the Roku streaming platform. The new channel, available for free in the Roku channel store by searching keyword “Rev’n,” features the ability to stream the network live, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in high definition. In […]

DMA 129

Heartland Diginet Launches On WLPS Myrtle Beach

Luken Communications has launched its Heartland Network multicast network on Dilicast Broadcast Services-owned WLPS-CD Lumberton-Pembroke (the Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C., DMA: No. 129). Heartland features country music and lifestyle programming composed of syndicated and first-run shows along with digitally restored content from the vaults of Music Row. WLPS is running it over-the-air on ch. 14.3 in […]

Joel Wertman Is New President Of Luken

The TV and music industry executive is chosen to oversee the company’s portfolio of multicast networks.

Luken Names Art Lanham Sales/Affil. Relations SVP

Luken Communications today appointed Art Lanham senior vice president of sales and affiliate relations. In this newly created role, Lanham, a veteran of the television broadcast industry, will oversee management of Luken’s affiliate and advertising sales teams, personally develop key national accounts and collaborate with Luken’s leadership team on the company’s strategic plans. Luken’s multicast […]

DMA 40

Action, Heartland Diginets Add KMCC Las Vegas

Luken Communications has launched its multicast networks The Action Channel and The Heartland Network on KMCC Las Vegas (DMA 40). The station, owned and operated by Cranston II LLC, debuted both on Dec. 1. Action is available over-the-air on ch. 34.1, as well as on Cox chs. 14 and 1,014; on DirecTV ch. 34; on Prism […]

DMA 41

Retro TV Returning To Oklahoma City On Oct. 17

Luken Communications-owned diginet Retro TV returns to Oklahoma City (DMA 41) on KOHC-CD, owned by Sunshine State Television Network, on Monday, Oct. 17.  Area viewers will be able to find the classic TV multicast network over-the-air on ch. 45.3. Jorge Rossi, president-CEO of Sunshine State Television Network, said: “Retro TV is a staple in the […]