Wednesday, May 27, 2009

RTN To "The CAT"

Yes, we have heard that Retro Television Network has found a home in the Cleveland market...well, something of a home on Media-Com LPTV combo WAOH-LP 29/W35AX Cleveland "The CAT".

The station is, we believe, set to take the RTN programming June 1st.

We will have more details later tonight or tomorrow morning...and many comments...

5 comments:

emery_r said...

I hope YOUR local low-power station is a little more adept at trumpeting the addition of RTN than we've seen in Cincinnati. Block Broadcasting's WOTH-25 actually has five, count 'em, FIVE digital sub-channels -- and oddly enough, their digital signal is easier to pick up than analog ever was. One sub-channel is devoted to RTN, which they've carried for quite a few weeks. There's been zero publicity, nothing in the media, and no program listings appear in any TV schedule services such as TV Guide or TitanTV.

Can't figure it out, but it's been typical of Block over the years.

Andrew said...

Well this is certainly interesting. It's too bad I have a difficult time receiving either station. A lot of snow and barely watchable. Both 29 & 35 come in about the same here (in central Geauga County). I don't think there is any reason for 35's pattern null to the northeast anymore considering WSEE is digital on 16, and has permanently abandoned channel 35. I wonder if one day soon they'll try to go omni-directional. If they do that then I'd have a better shot at getting W35AX since I live east of town.

Andrew said...

I wonder why they are opting for the change from RTN to RTV? It shows up on their website as RTV although RTN is still listed in several of the links on the website.

jmertic said...

They should really find a digital subchannel to simulcast this on since WAOH/W35AX coverage is rather poor; perhaps WBNX could pick it up in one of their two dark subchannels.

wd8kct said...

I see WIVM-52 Canton is running RTN programming this afternoon... (WIVM/WIVN/WIVX)
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