Retro Television Network announced its new slogan “Classic Television Hits All Day, Live Talk All Night.” According to RTN spokesman Neal Ardman, the network will begin to phase out paid programming over the next few months. The goal, said Ardman, is to provide the viewer with compelling programming 24 hours a day.
RTN will begin inserting live news, general entertainment and sports talk shows in the late night and overnight hours, beginning in September.
Robin Leach has been tapped to produce and host one such, as yet unnamed, show to be produced LIVE in Las Vegas. Another show, “Unreliable Sources,” a news/talk show with viewer calls, already airs in over 30 markets and is produced at the RTN studios.
RTN is currently sold in 72 markets and last week went on-the-air in Washington, D.C., on WJLA-DT. RTN is the only network that is customized for each market.