Heartland Launches on WLPS

July 24, 2017


Chattanooga, Tenn.  (July 24, 2017) – Luken Communications, LLC, is delighted to announce the launch of The Heartland Network in the Myrtle Beach-Florence market (DMA 129) on WLPS. The station, owned and operated by Dilicast Broadcast Services, LLC, is now broadcasting Heartland in the Lumberton-Pembroke area over-the-air on channel 14.3 in addition to sister Luken network, The Family Channel, which continues to broadcast on channel 14.1.

Sam Garfield, President of Dilicast, said, “There’s nothing else quite like Heartland in the marketplace today.  From the legends of country to the sounds of tomorrow, this network offers country music fans the total family-friendly entertainment package.”  Smith added, “When it came time to broaden our channel offerings, Heartland was the perfect choice.” 

Dee Harlin, Luken’s Vice President of Affiliate Sales – East, said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to build on our existing relationship with Sam and his team at WLPS.  This is an ideal market for Heartland and I just know the audience will love what Heartland and WLPS have to offer.”

Heartland features programming comprised of syndicated and first run shows along with digitally restored content pulled from the vaults of Music Row, creating a country music and lifestyle experience that brings delight to lovers of every generation and genre.  The program lineup includes WSM Radio’s Coffee, Country & Cody, Reflections with host Keith Bilbrey, Bluegrass Ridge, Country Standard Time, Music City Tonight, Texas Music Scene, Gaither Gospel Hour, Larry’s Country Diner, Country’s Family Reunion and several popular video blocksThe network’s newest additions include Songs and Stories with John Berry and Paula Deen’sPositively Paula.  For more information about Heartland, visit www.watchheartlandtv.com or www.facebook.com/WatchHeartlandTV

About Luken Communications:
Luken Communications offers diverse, family-friendly programming with its collection of networks delivered via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television.  The current network offerings include Retro TV, The Heartland Network, Rev’n, The Action Channel, The Family Channel and Frost Great Outdoors (FGO).  Luken Communications’ flagship Retro TV was one of the first digital broadcast networks launched in 2005.