Heartland Signs New Boise Affiliate

December 3, 2015

Chattanooga Tenn.  (December 3, 2015) – Luken Communications is pleased to welcome Heartland’s newest affiliate, KRID – Boise (DMA 107).  Viewers in the Boise area can now find Heartland over-the-air on channel 22.4.
Karlo Maalouf, KRID’s owner said, “We are thrilled to offer our viewers a broadcast experience like no other with Heartland’s combination of classic and contemporary country music and lifestyle programming.  Heartland is a sure hit with our audience.”
Tim Krass, Luken’s Vice President of Affiliate Sales – West, said, “Fans have been excited for Heartland’s return to the Boise market and we’re pleased to partner with Karlo’s team in answering that call. With a proven fan base in place, I know Heartland will perform well.”
KRID prides itself on being one of the first new TV stations to broadcast horizontally and vertically.  Using a 2 Kilowatt Anywave transmitter, the station is able to achieve both horizontal and vertical signal penetration with nearly 30,000 watts ERP.
Heartland officially debuted in 2013 with 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 The Rick & Bubba Show, Bluegrass RidgeCountry FixCountry Standard TimeMusic City TonightTexas Music SceneGaither Gospel Hour, classic episodes of Crook & Chase and several popular music video blocks including Country Music Today and Country Music Rewind.
For more information about Heartland, visit watchheartlandtv.com or facebook.com/WatchHeartlandTV.
About Luken Communications:
Luken Communications offers diverse, family-friendly programming with its collection of networks reaching approximately 80 percent of all U.S. households via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television.  The current network offerings include Rev’n, Retro TV, The Heartland Network, The Family Channel, PBJ, TUFF TV and Frost Great Outdoors (FGO).  Luken Communications’ flagship Retro TV was one of the first digital broadcast networks launched in 2005.