Frederick St. John, General Manager of WQXT, said, “As we launch our eight new television stations over north Florida, we believe Retro Television is a perfect fit for our viewers.” St. John added, “With great shows like Doctor Who, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Tarzan, The Beverly Hillbillies and The Lucy Show, Retro TV will clearly be north Florida's most popular channel.”
“Luken is excited to have WQXT join our affiliate family,” said Dee Harlin, Luken’s Vice President of Affiliate Sales – East. “Their presence and history in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine communities will be a great benefit. WQXT management's experience developing and promoting audiences will boost the Retro viewership in the region," he added. "We look forward to working with WQXT and hope we can continue to expand their product offering in the very near future."
With an assortment of vintage comedies like The Lucy Show and The Joey Bishop Show as well as classic dramas including Route 66, Bonanza and One Step Beyond, Retro TV offers The Best in Classic Television. Retro TV’s newest programming acquisitions Mystery Science Theater 3000, Doctor Who and The Doctors launched in 2014 to overwhelming response.
About Luken Communications, LLC:
Luken Communications offers diverse, family-friendly programming with its collection of networks reaching approximately 80 percent of all U.S. households via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television. The current network offerings include Retro TV, Rev’n, The Heartland Network, The Family Channel, TUFF TV, PBJ and Frost Great Outdoors (FGO). Luken Communications’ flagship Retro TV was one of the first digital broadcast networks launched in 2005.