Capitol Broadcasting Launches New Network
The airwaves over Raleigh-Durham and surrounding cities will soon become home to a new broadcast network when WRAZ-DT adds the new RTN, “Retro Television Network”.
On Tuesday, August 14, 2007, Capitol announced that WRAZ-DT will begin airing RTN’s “Prime Time All the Time” lineup on Sept. 10. The new 24 hour a day network will be available over-the-air on digital channel 50.2 and on Time Warner Digital Cable channel 251.
RTN is nationally owned and distributed by Equity Media Holdings Corporation and is home to dozens of classic TV shows, such as Hawaii 5-0, Matlock, Perry Mason, Mission: Impossible, Hogan’s Heroes and Gomer Pyle USMC. RTN Raleigh-Durham will also be the home of the Durham Bulls.
“I’m a big fan of the classic programs on RTN”, said Capitol Broadcasting President and CEO Jim Goodmon. “This is a great broadcast service with family-friendly programming, and we are looking forward to bringing it to the market and adding more local programs to it as we move forward.”
“Digital technology continues to be a huge win for our communities,” said Tommy Schenck, Vice President and General Manager of FOX 50. “Research shows there is a real appetite for this type of programming, and our local viewers are now gaining a brand new network with these great familiar classics.”
Mark Dvornik, Executive Vice President of RTN, added, “Capitol Broadcasting is known for being an industry leader in technology and it is fitting that our network has partnered with them. RTN’s unique delivery system allows WRAZ-DT to air a customized network feed that best suits their viewers.”
RTN Raleigh-Durham will cover more than 22 counties in the heart of North Carolina and will be operated out of the same Diamond View studios where FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV) broadcasts.
Thanks to FOX 50’s Joanne Stanley for this capcom story.
POSTED: August 17, 2007