TNN set for Aug. 1 debut on WPSD 6.2

Station's VP of sales and programming says reborn country network "has the right mix of programming" for the Local 6 viewing area

The Nashville Network is coming to the Paducah-Harrisburg-Cape Girardeau TV market.

According to TVNewsCheck, the reborn country network will join the WPSD lineup on channel 6.2 (currently the home of Retro TV) on Aug. 1.  It will also be available to cable viewers via Comcast channel 223 and Poplar Bluff City Cable channel 159. (Other viewers will want to consult local listings.)

“Country music is the most popular genre across all gender, age and economic groups,” David Jernigan, VP of sales and programming for WPSD, told TVNewsCheck. “Paducah, Western Kentucky and the entire DMA is obviously an ideal target audience and TNN has the right mix of programming,” he added.

TNN, originally launched as a cable network featuring country music programming, returned as a broadcast network last November. Programming comprises syndicated and first-run programming along with digitally restored content.

It isn't immediately clear if Retro TV will move to another WPSD subchannel or if it will be deleted; the station also carries Antenna TV programming on ch. 6.3.

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