Retro Television Network Launches Web Site
RTNville.com Features Program Descriptions, Affiliates List, Robin Leach
By Michael Malone -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/16/2008 9:17:00 AM
Retro Television Network launched a Web site featuring detailed descriptions of RTN staples like Happy Days and Cheers, a complete list of station affiliates and a large picture of Robin Leach on the welcome page (Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous can also be viewed on RTN).
“We are thrilled to have a Web site that showcases RTN programming,” RTN spokesman Neal Ardman said. “I believe RTNville.com is the perfect next step for our network.”
RTN has been rapidly signing up stations to air its “primetime all the time” feed on a digital channel. Some 63 stations around the country feature RTN, including WJLA Washington, D.C., and KIRO Seattle.
RTN parent Equity Media Holdings recently announced that it was selling stations to offset financial losses.
Palm Springs made a Great choice with RTN! I'm a 61' born boomer with memories of those vintage shows & the very different times they reflect. "OFF BEAT THEATER" is a major hit with mysef & many I have mentioned it to. It conjures up memories of Saturday night sleepovers back in the 70's when we stayed up to watch "Creature Features". Even though I'm coming up on 50, I still love a good dose of Saturday Night "Dateless Dude Theater". Offbeat's banter, color, (and shared affection for a Roger Corman Classic)will keep me coming back week after week. Way to go RTN & Palm Springs! Keep it Up!!!
Respectfully, Dwayne H. -La Quinta
Dwayne H. - 2/1/2009 5:01:13 AM EST
Returned to Seattle seven days ago after three week absence found all RTN Programming changed (KIRO2, comcast channel 117). Seven days later comcast TV listings still showing Old programming. I'm not happy with new programming. Lost most of the shows I like to watch. Makes it worse when I can't find those few I do like. When can I expect you to catch up.
Darrell Locklin - 7/26/2008 9:00:00 PM EDT
I AM SO THRILLED!!!!...I love this station. I am a
50 something baby boomer and this station is
like going back in my life to a wonderful time.
I enjoy the commercials too!! Could you ever go
back to say "Queen for a Day" or "The Real McCoys
Thank you for this station.
I''m telling family and friends.
Pat L. Turner - 6/8/2008 1:19:00 AM EDT
"I WANT MY RTN!!!"
I'm in the Philly DMA and I think this is ground-breaking, the first mass-appeal free programming channel designed from the ground up for DTV.
Of course, it will further fragment the local broadcast audience... but for a station that's not afraid of more fragmentation, it's a winner.
Look out cable... now who's going to be first to offer an all-news channel on DTV subchannels nationwide? Now about MSNBC, considering its parentage? Raise your ad rates to compensate for loss of cable revenues from per sub fees and cable advertising and see what happens in a few test markets...
Curious in TV Land - 4/19/2008 3:04:00 AM EDT
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