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Classic TV Irony

Isn't it ironic that the Retro Television Network, which carries classic television shows, is going to be saved locally by a technological advance?

RTN, which was carried on WNGS until late January, is expected to return shortly on the third digital channel of WGRZ-TV, the Gannett-owned NBC affiliate.

Thanks to digital, stations can have four separate channels. WGRZ-TV already carries a second channel, Weather Plus (which NBC is expected to shutdown shortly). RTN will be its third.

According to RTN officials, the Buffalo market has been the most interested in the return of "The Rockford Files," "Magnum, P.I." and other classic shows.

Does the return of RTN excite you?

-- Alan Pergament   

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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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