Me-TV Plans Davy Jones Tribute

TV station multicast networks appear to be carrying the torch for Monkee Davy Jones, who died suddenly Wednesday, with Friday Monkee central.

Weigel Broadcasting/MGM's Chicago-based diginet Me-TV is running back-to-back episodes of Jones' guest appearances on The Brady Bunch and Love American Style on Sunday, March 4, in a tribute to the late singer.

Tribune's Chicago-based multicast broadcast network, Antenna TV, is also planning a weekend tribute to Jones featuring the movie Head and all 58 episodes of the NBC series that launched the group.

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