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Chattanooga's Retro Television Network

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - WRCB's RTN 3.2 has debuted.  WRCB's original new Retro Television programming will be almost exclusively "national"; however, we will begin adding local elements over the next few weeks as we complete our coordination and training with the RTN staff.  The programming will be available over the air on WRCB's digital channel 3.2.  It has replaced NBC WeatherPlus on virtually all the cable systems in the Chattanooga viewing area.  RTN can be seen on Comcast Channel 216.

      WRCB has been proud to offer years of up to the minute weather information on the NBC Weather Plus channel. Weather Plus was a joint effort with the NBC affiliates and the NBC television network. Due to NBC Universal's acquisition of the Weather Channel, NBC has decided to discontinue Weather Plus by year end.

       RTN is a television network that will provide WRCB with a completely-customized feed of classic hit shows. Viewers will be able to enjoy their favorite timeless shows throughout the day, like Adam-12, Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Buck Rogers, Dragnet, Hardy Boys, The Incredible Hulk, Ironside, the Jack Benny Show, Knight Rider, Kojak, Leave it to Beaver, Magnum P.I., Marcus Welby M.D., Munsters Today, Operation Petticoat,  The Rockford Files, Simon and Simon, The Virginian and Wagon Train.

       Tom Tolar, WRCB President/General Manager says, "All reports across the country indicate that RTN is being received with great enthusiasm.  This programming will obviously give our viewers exposure to quality shows that are not available anywhere else.  We are delighted that Channel 3 is part of the Retro Television Network and that we will be their affiliate in the greater Chattanooga area."

      WRCB General Sales Manager, Ralph Flynn says, "From the sales perspective, WRCB believes the Retro Television Network is the most viable of all the digital networks of which we are aware. In terms of revenue potential for our television station and successful marketing opportunities for advertisers, RTN is clearly the digital television network of choice. In my view, the entire Retro Television Network concept is simply ‘cool '."

      When the transition is complete, WRCB-TV will continue to air its complete slate of NBC High Definition programs, Channel 3 Eyewitness News and syndicated programs on digital Channel 3.1. The RTN programming will be shown on digital Channel 3.2 for free to over-the-air viewers and on special digital channels for most cable customers. 

        To view a complete program schedule click here.

         More RTN show information can be found at

     WRCB is owned by Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. In addition to WRCB-TV/DT in Chattanooga, Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. owns and operates KTVN-TV in Reno, Nevada; WAJI-FM and WLDE-FM in Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and WGCL-AM and WTTS-FM in Bloomington/Indianapolis, Indiana. Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. headquarters are located in Bloomington, Indiana.

For more information contact:

Tom Tolar, WRCB President and General Manager, at 423-267-5412 or at or Ralph Flynn, WRCB Sales Manager, at 423-267-5412 or at

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