DMA 36

Heartland Adds WBQC Cincinnati

Luken Communications Heartland diginet has added a new affiliate: WBQC-LD Cincinnati (DMA 36). Heartland airs over-the-air on ch. 25.5 and on Cincinnati Bell Fioptics ch. 293. WBQC, owned and operated by Block Broadcasting Co., is also an affiliate of Luken’s Retro TV. Elliott Block, CEO-GM of Block Broadcasting, said: “The long-awaited addition of The Heartland Network […]


WBIN To Launch Classic TV Subchannel

The Boston independent is launching WBIN Classics, comprising Antenna TV programming as well as local productions.


WBXZ-LP In Multi-Net Affiliation Deal With Luken

Ritchie Broadcasting’s WBXZ-LP Buffalo, N.Y. (DMA 52), has signed a multi-network affiliation agreement with Luken Communications. WBXZ will begin broadcasting Luken’s Retro TV and Rev’n networks on Dec. 1. “The WBXZ audience is excited to see Retro TV come to Buffalo,” said Ritchie owner Steve Ritchie. “The fact that our viewers will see shows not available […]

Retro TV Adding ‘The Doctors’ To Lineup

Luken Communications is adding the classic soap opera The Doctors to its Retro TV diginet later this year. The Doctors ran on NBC for 19 years, spanned 5,280 episodes and won several Daytime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series (1971, 1972 and 1974), Lead Actor (James Pritchett, 1978) and Lead Actress (Elizabeth Hubbard, 1974). Set […]

Weigel Poised To Roll Out Multicast Me-TV

The format of classic TV shows that first appeared on Weigel’s Chicago and Milwaukee stations will be offered in other markets as a multicast option.