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Last Updated: 6/21/2017

Posted on 6/21/2017 at 12:18AM

WJNK-LP Digital 34 is On the Air

I know that it is a religious channel, but still, it is a new digital channel over the airwaves in Nashville, and I was just wanting to let everyone know about it. It is being broadcasted over the air on RF channel 34 from the intersection of I-24 and Old Hickory Blvd. north of Nashville, a.k.a. the Nashville antenna farm, at 15kw (the same as WKUW-LD 40). It started broadcasting just before 5pm this evening. That is all the news I have for you right now.

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Posted on 6/18/2017 at 8:54AM

Another WRTN Update

Thanks to CompuPaul for the update, he got a response back from WRTN. In the e-mail he got, it says, "Yes. We got hit by lightning and it damaged both amplifiers. One is fixed and waiting on parts for the other so we are at 30% power. " So, there you have it. If you are like me and haven't been able to receive WRTN, then that is the reason why. Again, I would like to thank CompuPaul for this.

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by "RonG" on 6/20/2017 at 9:34PM   

It will be good when WRTN gets back to full power. I can only receive it at night now. It is too weak now to watch it full time. However tonight the Luken channels have vanished. 6.7 has the Western channel instead of Retro TV while Jewerly TV (6.2) and Rev'n (6.5) are blank (no big deal for these channels). I don't know if he has satellite problems or if Luken has been dropped from WRTN. Ron

by "NashDigie" on 6/20/2017 at 10:36PM   

Actually, the reason the Luken Channels (RetroTV and Jewelry TV) have vanished is because the satellite that Luken used has failed. They are now on a new satellite. Now, it is up to WRTN to realign their satellite dish to the new one. I heard this happen to the affiliates in Phoenix. I am really hoping that this is the reason why RetroTV has been freezing up. Now that it is on a new satellite, maybe it won't freeze up.

Posted on 6/1/2017 at 1:24PM

New Networks Replaced Other Networks

You may already know this by now, but if you don't, two new networks have replaced two other networks. Sinclair's own TBD and "Charge!" have replaced WeatherNation on WZTV 17.2 and Grit on WNAB 58.3 respectively. For me personally, in my opinion, I don't mind Charge, but TBD, as far as I know, is nothing. As for the networks they replaced, Grit was ok. I didn't watch anything on it, but about WeatherNation, I used that to see the current radar when I watched tv and to see the weather videos they showed from time to time. Please let me know in the comments section what you think of the network change. That is all I have for you right now, until later.

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by "mikesbiz01" on 6/01/2017 at 3:56PM   

Personally, I'm ticked at the removal of weather nation. Please find out if it can be brought back!

by "mikesbiz01" on 6/01/2017 at 3:56PM   

Personally, I'm ticked at the removal of weather nation. Please find out if it can be brought back!

by "couchpotato55" on 6/01/2017 at 5:50PM   

Doesn't surprise me that WeatherNation was replaced. I liked Grit. It doesn't surprise me that these two new networks were added. I am hoping one day a more reliable outlet will steal Retro TV from WRTN. One that won't go off the air or freeze up all the time!

by "CompuPaul" on 6/03/2017 at 6:29PM   

I'm generally for the little guy, but at this point I think you're right on Retro TV. WRTN being off for weeks at a time, outage reports often get no response on what's going on or when they hope to be back up. I would love it to go to a reliable station.

by "RonG" on 6/01/2017 at 6:41PM   

I enjoyed some of Grit's programming. I will have to watch Charge to see if I like it or not. I'm hoping Grit moves to another station. I don't understand why American Sports Network is on 2 different channels. Maybe Grit could replace one of them. As for TBT, it seems so far to be a waste of a subchannel (as interesting as Revn and True TV). I wish Weatherscan was still on.

by "CompuPaul" on 6/03/2017 at 1:35AM   

I used to watch channel 2's weather channel all the time, was a much better format for seeing what's happening locally. Weather Nation was okay but rarely watched it. I'm not seeing anything on TBD that I'll be tuning into over the next week. Grit would occasionally put on things I'd record for my mom. I looked over programming for Charge! for the next several days. I didn't see anything I'd watch (maybe Boomerang cartoons, but not on at a convenient time for me).

by "JDC" on 6/05/2017 at 4:15PM   

I hate both channels. TBD = Television Be Damned. Not only should they bring both channels back, but I want most of the networks currently on WJDE (Channel 31). Time out for one subpar network plus five HSN/QVC subchannels.

Posted on 4/26/2017 at 1:37PM

WRTN is Currently Having Problems and More

I just got an e-mail from the WRTN owner. He said, "We are having transmitter issues which we are repairing." So, if anybody has been having problems trying to receive WRTN channel 6, that is why. Also, if you have noticed, WJFB channel 44 has been having equipment problems. Up until last month, they haven't been broadcasting at 1000kw. With the equipment problems, they had to reduce that to just 314kw since then. They will have to stay there until they have fix it. That is all the news I have for you right now until later.

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by "CompuPaul" on 5/02/2017 at 8:35PM   

Other than RetroTV, I hadn't noticed any prolonged issue with WRTN. (Of course RetroTV is the one subchannel I really want on 6). However WJDE, 31, hasn't been coming in at all for me for a few days now... I'm on the fringe of reception but I can normally get at least intermittent blips, especially over multiple days. Anyone else?

by "UTDave" on 5/08/2017 at 11:52AM   

For the past few months, it seems that WJDE is off the air for a couple weeks, then they will be back on the air again for a couple weeks....until they go off again. As far as I've been able to determine, there's no phone number or website to contact them and find out what's going on. It's very frustrating.

by "CompuPaul" on 5/12/2017 at 4:07PM   

Now I've had issues with WRTN reception in recent days. WJDE has continued with no reception at all. The only WJDE contact information I have been able to find is here, they are based out of Louisville, KY.

by "UTDave" on 5/17/2017 at 12:34PM   

WJDE is back on the air as of today. Anybody's guess as to how long that will last though.

by "CompuPaul" on 5/18/2017 at 9:05PM   

Tuesday, May 16 at 5 pm I got my first good recording from WJDE, 31, after their latest problem. WRTN, 6, I still have no reception at all (I have had weak audio on rare occasion when scanning through). Verified amplifier appears to still be working, other weak stations coming in well, so it would seem to be broadcast related.

by "CompuPaul" on 5/22/2017 at 2:50PM  - Edited   

And... WJDE 31 appears to be off the air again starting yesterday. *:-) And it returned again today.

by "CompuPaul" on 6/03/2017 at 1:40AM   

Got a brief but degraded recording from WRTN last Saturday, then weak or no signal after the storms for the rest of the week. Tonight I'm getting "Mode Not Supported"... whatever that means for a TV channel.

Posted on 4/13/2017 at 3:15PM

The Final Channel Reassignments Results!!!

The auction results are out!!! I am posting all Middle TN's results below. Also, I am posting a link to's page to all the results as well. Updated: I have found and added what the FCC is allowing the changing stations to broadcast at. Now, they might be allowed to increase that down the road. I am putting both current and future ERPs so that you can compare them.

  • WKRN (2) (No Change)
  • WSMV (4) (No Change)
  • WTVF (5) 25 → 36 Staying at 1000kW
  • WNPT (8) 8 → 7 From 17.65kW to 17.7kW
  • WETV-LP (11) (No Change)
  • WZTV (17) 15 → 20 Staying at 1000kW
  • WCTE (22) (No Change)
  • WNPX (28) 36 → 32 From 733kW to 676kW
  • WUXP (30) (No Change)
  • WJDE-LP (31) 31 → 23 From 5.3kW to 4.45kW
  • WHTN (39) 38 → 16 From 1000kW to 618kW
  • WJFB (44) 44 → 25 From 1000kW to 681kW
  • WPGD (50) (No Change)
  • WNAB (58) 23 → 30 From 350kW to 408kW

RePack Page on

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by "tomintn" on 4/13/2017 at 7:18PM   

Do you know if WJDE will be increasing power, or moving to the Whites Creek area transmitters? Thanks!

by "retroviewer" on 4/14/2017 at 10:15PM  - Edited   

I thought WJDE was going to try to get more power after the auction, not drop it. Any word on WRTN?

by "tomintn" on 4/16/2017 at 5:29PM   

I hope the WJDE info might be in error. Channel 58 (23) has 9.54kw power now, hopefully when WJDE moves to 23 it will stay 9.54 kw. (I can hope can't I?) :)

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