« Making the case against heterosexual marriage | Main | Now here's a reality show I'd watch »

A new network comes to South Florida, nyuk-nyuk-nyuk

Stooges Wondering what was the use of that digital converter box the government made you buy last year? You might get some use out of it starting Jan. 1, when a new digital-only network sets up shop. Antenna TV goes on the air at midnight on New Years Day with a 28-hour Three Stooges marathon, followed by a 26-hour Benny Hill marathon.

If you have any eyeballs or IQ points left after that, it switches to a vintage TV schedule -- and I mean vintage. The George Burns And Gracie Allen Show (1950-58). The Adventures Of Wild Bill Hickock (1951-58). The Adventures Of Rin Tin Tin (1954-59). Dennis The Menace (1959-63), The Farmer's Daughter, with the dumbfoundingly beautiful Ingerstevens Inger Stevens (1963-66). Then for you young folks, there's The Monkees (1966-68) and The Partridge Family (1973-74). Oh, Monkees anthropologists might like to get a look at Circus Boy (1956-58), an adventure show about a 12-year-old boy named Corky, traveling with a circus at the turn of the 20th century. Corky was played by a young actor named Mickey Braddock. Real name: Micky Dolenz.

You won't be able to find Antenna TV on cable or satellite -- at least not for now. It's launching on the digital signals of Tribune Broadcasting stations in 17 U.S. markets. In South Florida, you'll find it on WSFL's 39.3 channel.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Herb Finn

The station ownership groups need to lobby the FCC to make it mandatory that the all re-transmitting services - Cable,DSB (DirecTV/Dish) and the Telecos (U-Verse/Fios) be required to "clear" (carry) all sub-channels and LP Stations.

Mr. Gumsandals

Re Inger Stevens she and Marilyn Monroe introduced the concept of suicide to my young life.

steve rudnick

i live in boca raton today is january 13th and i am still not getting this station i thought i was getting it on comcast channel 226 ?

The comments to this entry are closed.

-
 
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Copyright | About The Miami Herald | Advertise