WRTN-LP

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Coordinates: 36°19′15.6″N 86°35′16.8″W / 36.321000°N 86.588000°W / 36.321000; -86.588000

WRTN-LP / WRTN-LD
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Alexandria, Tennessee
United States
Branding WRTN
Slogan TV Worth Watching
Channels Analog: 6 (VHF)
Digital: 7 (VHF)
Virtual: 6 (PSIP)
Subchannels (see article)
Affiliations Daystar (2009–present)
Owner Richard C. and Lisa A. Goetz
Founded January 2007
Call letters' meaning Retro Television Network
Former callsigns W25DG (2004-2005)
WKRP-LP (2005-2009)
Former affiliations DT 1:
White Springs Television (2007–2008)
DT 2:
Rev'n
DT 3:
Country Music Videos
Cozi TV
Antenna TV
DT 6:
Localized Classic Movies
Tuff TV
DT 7:
Infomercials
Ebru TV
Transmitter power Analog: 2 kW
Digital: 0.3 kW
Website wrtn.us
Nashville.ThisTV.com

WRTN-LP is a low-power television station in the Nashville area, based in Lebanon, Tennessee and licensed to Alexandria. The station, which broadcasts on channel 6,[1] is owned by Richard and Lisa Goetz.[2]

History[edit]

The Station signed on in January 2007 under the Call Letters of WKRP-LP, (The Callsign that was made famous in the American sitcoms WKRP in Cincinnati and The New WKRP in Cincinnati, which portray a fictional radio station with that call sign.) and was affiliated with White Springs Television[1] until September 2008 when it changed affiliates to RTN (Retro Television Network, currently branded as Retro TV). The low power digital channel 7 started broadcasting on June 12, 2009. On April 27, 2009, the call letters of the digital channel were changed to WRTN-LD, but the call letters of the analog channel remained listed as WKRP-LP until 2010, despite the callsign being reassigned to WKRP-LP (now WKWT-LP), a sister station in Key West, Florida.

The Station also added several additional Subchannels with additional programming. The Retro Television Network affiliation was moved to the second digital subchannel, as Religious Programming from Daystar was added to the main subchannel. A third subchannel was added in 2009 showing Country Music Videos, however the Country Music Videos would be dropped in 2012, in favor of Cozi TV. The Cozi TV Affiliation then moved to WSMV-TV's third subchannel of 4.3, resulting in WRTN discontinuing Cozi TV from their third subchannel a day before WSMV added Cozi TV to their third subchannel on May 28, 2015,[3] WRTN-LD's third subchannel now occupies Retro TV, which moved from the second subchannel. the second subchannel became automotive themed network Rev'n. Retro TV then moved to the Station's fifth subchannel, (replacing Tuff TV) to make way for Antenna TV, as that Network debuted on the Station's third subchannel on the weekend of September 11th, 2015. On September 21st, 2015, This TV (Which was previously seen on WTVF's third subchannel) moved to WRTN's second subchannel of 6.2, replacing Rev'n, as WTVF replaced This TV with the new comedy oriented Network Laff.[4] On Tuesday September 22, Antenna TV & This TV swapped Channel Positions with Antenna TV moving to Channel 6.2 & This TV moving to Channel 6.3. On September 30th, 2015, Rev'n was readded to 6.2, with Antenna TV moving back to 6.3, and This TV moving to 6.6, replacing the localized classic movies channel, that was run by WRTN.

On December 31st, 2015, This TV moved from channel 6.6 to channel 6.3, replacing Antenna TV. (Which moved to WZTV's third digital subchannel of 17.3)[5] Tuff TV was readded once again to channel 6.6 on the same day.

On June 21st, 2016, WRTN replaced the Infomercials running 24 hours a day on Channel 6.7 with Ebru TV, however six months later on December 9th, 2016, Ebru TV was replaced with a local channel, which originates from WRTN, running classic western movies & TV shows 24 hours a day on Channel 6.7. Also on that day, WRTN discontinued Rev'n on Channel 6.2 & replaced that channel with Jewelry Television, therefore returning that network affiliation to Nashville after which WJFB stopped airing to move the full-time America One affiliate to main channel in HD, now a simulcast of WJFB 44.1. WJFB's America One affiliation, which remained on that channel until 2015 when it became affiliated with TCT network. In January, 2017, WRTN-LD6 was replaced with Evine Shopping.

The station currently has a construction permit to move to UHF 17.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[6]
6.1 480i 4:3 Daystar Daystar
6.2 WRTN Jewelry Television
6.3 16:9 CMC This TV
6.4 4:3 ClasTV Classic Shows
6.5 TuffTV Retro TV
6.6 ClasMov Evine Shopping
6.7 Info Classic Movies

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