Well, it was fun while it lasted.
I woke up this morning and turned on the TV, to find this message on RTN TV 25:
As of 5:00 AM on January 4, 2009, Equity Media Holdings Corp.'s contract to service the Retro Television Network has Expired. EMHC attempted to coordinate a seamless transition, but despite repeated attempts to communicate with Luken Communications representatives, it received no response.
Please direct any question regarding the RTN network, programming, and delivery of services to:
Luken Holdings, Inc.
735 Broad Street, Suite 1204
Chattanooga, TN 37402
It was a rude awakening. Literally.
I did some Googling, and found out that Equity Media Holdings, which owned RTN until selling it to Luken in mid-2008, is in serious financial trouble. Call it mismanagement.
Anyway, EMHC was still, for all intents and purposes, running RTN under contract for Luken. That contract expired this morning.
I somehow have a feeling this is the end for RTN. No more Quincy. No more Rockford.
First the Colts lose to the Chargers, and now this. Not a good weekend, folks ...