Monday, August 1, 2011

WOIO adds MeTV

MeTV Logo..Putting a zip code in the MeTV database generates a City/Market-specific page for the website..

Card of Rich Koz as Svengoolie-Saturdays at 10PM

We mentioned in a little year-end review at the end of 2010 that A Lot of new "Classic TV" might be on the horizon in NE Ohio..With Antenna TV and RTV already in the fold, the last "holdout" was MeTV, a station operated out of Weigel Broadcasting in Chicago. MeTV is scheduled to premiere sometime today in Cleveland on WOIO 19.2 and Time Warner Cable 987..MeTV replaces "Weather Now" on 19.2 (Though as of this writing Weather Now is still active without CBS 19 forecasters-Just a Weather radar and the 7-day forecast)

MeTV has a great blend of all kinds of Classic TV shows from the 50's to the 80's..With shows like Marshall Dillon, Dobie Gillis, Petticoat Junction, My Three Sons The Beverly Hillbillies, Cannon, Hawaii-Five-O and many more..

Weekends feature Rich Koz as "Svengoolie" a horror host in the vein of Ghoulardi, the Ghoul, etc..Svengoolie was first played by Jerry G. Bishop, who originated the character in Chicago on WFLD-TV 32 in 1970..From what I've seen, Bishop borrowed heavily from the "Ghoulardi" Persona which he was aware of from his days in Cleveland at KYW..

Link to MeTV Website:

Just a note that MeTV is having a 100th Birthday Lucille Ball Marathon August 5-8, so regular programming will be pre empted..

Here's where Classic TV can be found in Cleveland/NE Ohio..

Antenna TV-WJW 8.2 Time Warner 988
RTV-WIVM 39.1, 39.3 and affiliated stations Time Warner 989
RTV-WAOH 29/WAX-35-Time Warner 14(Akron Only)
MeTV-WOIO 19.2 Time Warner 987
ThisTV-WUAB 43.2 Time Warner 996
TCT-WRLM 47.3 various classic shows on a digital family channel (No cable carriage) Former WOAC-67-47.1 and .2 are carried on some cable systems

I'd say we in this area are quite fortunate to have so many great choices in classic tv..

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