LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Retro Television Network (RTN), which is nationally owned and distributed by Equity Media Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:EMDA), announced today that it will partner with Media General to bring RTN programming to Providence, RI. The new affiliate, which is the 5th Media General station to sign with RTN, will launch early next year on a digital stream of WJAR, the NBC affiliate in Providence.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring RTN to Providence and New Bedford,” said Lisa Churchville, General Manager of WJAR. “It’s a fun schedule of programs that we all remember fondly — comfort TV!”

“Media General was an early adopter of RTN and the company continues to sign more affiliates,” said Mark Dvornik, Executive Vice President of RTN. “Our ‘Primetime all the Time’ lineup is exciting for viewers because they are able to enjoy their favorite stars throughout the day, including Ron Howard and Henry Winkler in Happy Days, James Rockford in Rockford Files, Peter Graves in Mission: Impossible, Jack Lord in Hawaii-5-0, Clint Eastwood in Rawhide, David Janssen in The Fugitive, Lorne Greene and Michael Landon in Gunsmoke and Raymond Burr in Perry Mason and Ironside.”

RTN is a television network that provides each affiliate a customized feed with hit shows, in addition to local programming including news, weather and sports. RTN is specifically designed to go on a broadcast digital channel and provides local broadcasters with a way to get ratings and successfully monetize their digital spectrum.

About Equity Media Holdings Corporation
Equity Media Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: EMDA) is a growing broadcaster with multiple sources of revenue and value in its operations that include its Broadcast Station Group, Spectrum Holdings Division and Broadcast Services Division. Equity Media is one of the largest owners and operators of television stations in the United States, currently owning stations in 41 markets that cover more than 32% of the U.S. population.

It is the second largest affiliate group of the top ranked Univision and Telefutura networks, two networks driven by the growth of the Hispanic population in the U.S. Equity Media’s proprietary Centralized Automated Satellite Hub (C.A.S.H.) system and Retro Television Network provide centralized content distribution services, which Equity Media believes are unique within the media industry.

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