KDPX Palm Springs, Calif., will debut Retro Television Network on a digital channel next month.
KDPX is an ION Media Holdings station in the No. 144 DMA.
RTN features “primetime all the time” programming from decades past. It’s owned by Equity Media Holdings, which announced earlier this week that its “existing capital resources are not sufficient to fund operations.”
“I think there is a real pent-up demand in our market for a network like RTN,” KDPX general manager James Primm said. “Over the past 10 years since we first went on the air, I have had many viewers ask us to bring them many of the programs we will now carry on RTN.”
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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