Wednesday, June 10, 2015

'Bring Decades to WSIL and KPOB' hits milestone

Two weeks after its launch, the Facebook page Bring Decades to WSIL and KPOB has reached 100 likes.
The page was launched on Facebook on May 27 in the hopes of seeing WSIL and KPOB add the recently-launched Decades network in order to give area viewers an additional option for viewing classic TV.
Decades offers viewers a mix of classic TV shows, movies and historical documentaries, with a weekend classic TV show marathon featuring a different show each weekend.

On the web: Decades

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Another potential outlet for classic TV in the area?

There might just be another opportunity to see classic television shows aired in northeast Arkansas and part of southeast Missouri. After years of having just one public television station, the Jonesboro market recently saw the debut of KJNB, a Fox affiliate that airs on Channel 39 over the air and is making its way onto local cable providers and will soon be on DirecTV, Talk Business reported over the weekend. The move now means that three of the four major networks -- ABC, NBC and FOX -- now are available in the Jonesboro market. Now that KJNB is on the air -- and plans to also expand its over-the-air availability -- could it be an option to add one of the classic TV networks (Me-TV, Antenna TV, Cozi TV, Decades and/or Heroes & Icons) as a secondary affiliate on 39.1 or as a subchannel (say a 39.2)? Only time will tell. Hopefully, we will hear some (good) news soon!

Is it possible that one or both of these shows could end up being shown in the Jonesboro market soon? Stay tuned! (TV show photos are public domain)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

What is the Three Rivers Association for Classic TV?

Hey folks, I have decided to start a little group called the Three Rivers Association for Classic TV. I love classic TV -- especially shows from the 1970s and early 1980s -- and always enjoy seeing it on local television. We hope to see more classic shows on TV in SE Missouri and NE Arkansas, plus southern Illinois and western Kentucky. Join with us to make a difference!

Here are a couple of my favorite classic shows to get us started, Cannon and Star Trek. All photos are public domain