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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

DMAS 31 & 136

Heartland Adds Topeka And Kansas City Stations

Luken Communications today announced a multi-station affiliation agreement between its Heartland Network diginet and Heartland Broadcasting’s WROB-LD and KMJC-LD Topeka (DMA 136) as well as KCKS-LD Kansas City (DMA 31). The stations launched Heartland on July 28 on ch. 25.4.  Robert Nall, CEO of Heartland Broadcasting, said:“We are thrilled to add Heartland’s proven blend of […]

DMA 79 (HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-FLORENCE, AL)

WMJN In Multi-Net Affiliation Deal With Luken

WMJN-LP Huntsville-Decatur-Florence, Ala. (DMA 79), has signed a multi-network affiliation agreement with Luken Communications. The station launched Luken’s The Heartland Network on Sept. 26 and plans to launch Retro TV within the next week. Heartland appears over-the-air on ch. 29.1 as well as on Charter ch. 7. Retro TV will be available over-the-air on ch. […]

DMA 47

Heartland Adds KCHF Albuquerque As Affiliate

Luken Communications diginet The Heartland Network has signed an affiliation agreement with KCHF Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M. (DMA 47). KCHF, owned and operated by Son Broadcasting, Inc., launched Heartland on July 1 over the air on ch. 11.3. Heartland will also be available to over-the-air viewers in Albuquerque on sister station KNMQ’s 43.1. Son Broadcasting President-GM […]

The Nashville Network Now The Heartland Network

Chattanooga-based Luken Communications has rebranded one of its diginets. What was The Nashville Network is now The Heartland Network, featuring a broad spectrum of what it calls “true country music,” including bluegrass, Americana, Texas country and more, has launched on 18 existing Luken affiliate stations including WSMV Nashville; WBMA Birmingham, Ala.; KIVI Boise, Idaho; and […]