Luken Signs Multi-Network Affiliation Deal With WBXZ

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Luken Communications announced a multi-network affiliation agreement with WBXZ.  Serving the Buffalo, NY market (DMA 52), WBXZ is owned and operated by Steve Ritchie of Ritchie Broadcasting. WBXZ will begin broadcasting Luken’s Retro TV and Rev’n networks on Dec. 1.

“The WBXZ audience is excited to see Retro TV come to Buffalo,” said Mr. Ritchie. “The fact that our viewers will see shows not available anywhere else such as classic Doctor WhoMystery Science Theater 3000The Doctors and The Joey Bishop Show makes it a big plus. Add to that the much-anticipated Rev’n network and our viewers are in for a real treat." 

Dee Harlin, Luken’s vice president of Affiliate Sales – East said, “Everyone at Luken is excited to welcome WBXZ and Ritchie Broadcasting into the Luken family.” Mr. Harlin added, ”Buffalo viewers have been united in their requests for Retro TV’s programming and we’re pleased to work with Steve Ritchie to answer that call.”

As of Dec. 1, Buffalo viewers will be able to find Retro TV and Rev’n over-the-air on channels 56.2 and 56.3, respectively. For more information on Retro TV and Rev’n, visit www.luken.tv.

With an assortment of vintage comedies like The Lucy Show and The Joey Bishop Show as well as classic dramas including I SpyBonanza and One Step Beyond, Retro TV offers The Best in Classic Television. Retro TV’s newest programming acquisitions Mystery Science Theater 3000Doctor Who and The Doctors recently launched to overwhelming response.

Rev’n is slated to debut on Dec. 1. With proven content focusing on all things revving, this new network will include cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, snowmobiles, events, auctions and more. Rev’n is sure to be a hit with fans and advertisers alike.


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