KXRM takes KXTU under its digital wing
On Monday, KXRM/Channel 21 replaced the Retro Television Network (RTN) with KXTU/Channel 57 on its digital subchannel, 21.2 (which can also be seen on Comcast digital cable on Channel 142).
KXRM needed to find a home on the digital band for KXTU, a low-power UHF station that’s a CW affiliate, said KXRM general manager Steve Dant.
All TV stations are required to turn off their analog signals and broadcast solely in digital beginning in February, 2009.
Dant said the switch will keep KXTU on the air through the transition, and that the station will likely be upgraded to high-definition in Spring, 2009.
There’s no word on whether RTN will be picked up by another station or cable operator.