Retro TV

pze2

DTVUSA Rookie
#1
Does anyone know where I can find tv listings for RTN WMFP RF83.5 in Boston
on Comcast? It is a Retro TV station showing Incredible Hulk, Dragnet, Knight Rider etc.
 

Piggie

Super Moderator
#2
Does anyone know where I can find tv listings for RTN WMFP RF83.5 in Boston
on Comcast? It is a Retro TV station showing Incredible Hulk, Dragnet, Knight Rider etc.
If you go to RTN website there is no link for that station.
If you go to TitanTV it's not listed either

It appears to be very new programming for WMFP, so you may have to wait to find it.

Don't hold your breath. WNBW that is an NBC still isn't on TitanTV and it's been on the air since Jan 1 this year.
 

1inxs

DTVUSA Member
#3
Does anyone know where I can find tv listings for RTN WMFP RF83.5 in Boston
on Comcast? It is a Retro TV station showing Incredible Hulk, Dragnet, Knight Rider etc.
I wonder if it takes a couple weeks to get it updated. Most program information is 14 days at a time. I included a link, but it hasn't been activated yet. Keep checking and in the mean time I would use a station closest to you until it's updated. I checked and all the stations listings are similar except for the time zone.
RTN Programming
 

Jason Fritz

Administrator
Staff member
#4
More RTN WMFP info from Wiki:

It was announced on May 12, 2009 that WMFP would begin to offer RTN within the following two weeks.[5] RTN programming was added to the station's second digital subchannel on May 20, though with its station identification showing the channel as 18.1. The next day, WMFP began showing RTN content on the main channel as well. The station is carried on Comcast channel 20, RCN Cable channel 21, and Verizon FiOS channel 23.
 

Orrymain

, Blogger: Orry's Orations
#5
Not on my comcast -- they don't carry anything good these days. Have I whined about this before? Seriously, I'm livid with them so junking cable and going with the converter boxes solely is becoming less scary than it used to be.
 

divxhacker

DTVUSA Member
#6
Ah, another retro station. There was one channel here, but it seems that it's going to be getting a sister channel to cover more (I wonder why not a subchannel - guess the advertisers were specific on a stations content.) The main channel's website: KDOC-TV Endless Classics! It currently runs episodes of Perry Mason, Hawaii Five-O, Magnum P.I., Matlock, Hogan's Heroes, M*A*S*H, and a bunch of other oldies.

I got hooked on that channel over the years by watching not just the classics, but:
Poorman's Bikini Beach TV Show - Hot Girls - Hot Models (long since moved to the sister channel as it's practically soft porn.) and this Reagan-era-loving guy: YouTube - Dan on the Hot Seat with Wally George

What I'd like to see are comedy oldies on a subchannel- The George Carlin Show, The Ben Stiller Show, even Nightmare on Elm Street (it was comic horror, like Tales from the Crypt.)
 
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Yes616

The Mod Squad
#11
Too bad the OP never seemed to have come back.

I started to get RTV recently and it took the station a few weeks to get everything right on my program guide (EPG).

That national pdf is not what many stations are doing. The best way to tell is to check it out when it's on and write it down. (Shoot, that sounds old fashioned).

The weekday and weekend schedules should be different. Sat & Sun probably differ from each other as well.

Even if you have it in the program guide, don't expect detailed info for the episode. Only a generic description of the show itself. That seems to be the case for all the RTV affilliates. Bummer.
 

Don_M

DTVUSA Member
#12
<rant>
I'm jealous: At least you guys have an RTV broadcast that you can watch! RTV had two network O&Os hereabouts -- a Class A in my city and a full-power station licensed to Cheyenne, WY, but receivable here at 66 miles post-transition -- that got severed from RTV early this year as a result of owner Equity Media's bankruptcy. RTV owner Luken Communications hasn't made a deal with any other station for a subchannel in Denver, and it seems rather doubtful they'll appear again on the EM-owned stations because Luken was the company that pulled the plug on them in the first place. Those stations show AMGTV now, and to be blunt, it's flat-out C.R.A.P.
</rant>
 

EscapeVelocity

Moderator, , Webmaster of EV's Antenna Blog
#13
Yeah, my RTV or RTN or whatever they are calling it these days, in Charleston is on a Low Power station subchannel. I have had no success with picking up its digital broadcast. Ch. 18 in Charleston SC.
 

Tim58hsv

DTVUSA Member
#14
Been waiting and waiting for RTV to come to Dayton but so far nothing. I even e-mailed them about it over a week ago but haven't heard back yet.

They're in the Columbus market which is just out of reach with my set up and in Cincinnati on an lp station which is also just out of reach.

So close yet so far...
 

O-O

DTVUSA Member
#15
Been waiting and waiting for RTV to come to Dayton but so far nothing. I even e-mailed them about it over a week ago but haven't heard back yet.

They're in the Columbus market which is just out of reach with my set up and in Cincinnati on an lp station which is also just out of reach.

So close yet so far...
I emailed them about their schedule here in Sacramento one time and never heard back. You'll probably have the channel available before they ever get back to you. ;)
 

Trip

Moderator, , , Webmaster of: Rabbit Ears
Staff member
#16
RTV owner Luken Communications hasn't made a deal with any other station for a subchannel in Denver,
Incorrect. TVNewsCheck - KCDO Denver Adding Retro TV Network

They've got a permit to build out a big signal on a tall tower out east of Denver.

and it seems rather doubtful they'll appear again on the EM-owned stations because Luken was the company that pulled the plug on them in the first place.
Equity went bankrupt and was sold off. It no longer exists. KQCK is now owned by "Valley Bank."

- Trip
 
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