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Salem's Broadcast Television Station, KSLM-TV, Now an RTN Affiliate

The stations still aren't on the Salem cable system, which is a shame for local residents, but KWVT and KSLM are broadcasting great local TV for the Salem, Oregon area.

KSLM TV and Retro Television Network,
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(SALEM, Ore.) - KSLM-TV, the Salem area's newest television station, is pleased to announce it has reached an affiliation agreement with Retro Television Network, RTN.

"Affiliation with RTN will provide quality of entertainment programming for the local television viewer – programming not available on any other broadcast stations," says the station's Ken Lewetag.

"KSLM-TV & RTN has programs the whole family can watch together."

These include classic television hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s such as The A Team, Magnum PI, Battlestar Galactica, Adam 12, Knight Rider, The Rockford Files, Marcus Welby M.D, and many more. (go to for more information)

KSLM's Mike Mattson says RTN has some of the best programming available as a foundation for the growth of KSLM-TV.

"It will provide local viewers not only a way to be entertained, but also a way to find out about local events and business at the same time," Mattson said.

KSLM-TV is free to over-the-air viewers, and can be seen on DTV channel 17-2. KSLM-TV-TV is currently on many cable systems in the area or soon will be (cable viewers need to contact their cable system if KSLM-TV is not on their system already to see the status of adding KSLM-TV) in addition KSLM-TV will be adding in the near future several new transmitter facilities expanding viewership.

KSLM-TV is locally owned and operated by Northwest Television, LLC. (NWTV). Northwest Television also operates KWVT, DTV channel 17-1, as well as several other stations in Oregon and Washington.

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Raven July 10, 2016 8:23 am (Pacific time)

How do I get this channel? I live in Woodburn, and have DirecTV

david b conway May 17, 2010 1:37 pm (Pacific time)

dear salem daily news , hi my name is david b conway , and comments to retro tv network i do have my own ideas as well just for the the tv network as well and my idea is to have he lunch box tv serie just the westerens and 1980s super vhicles as well / and to compined with the mysteries rtn mysteries hour / and how the tv show called dogie houser md ./ and how the retro scifi clasics and the last ting i will have as well is to have the hr puffystuff and the boomrang cartoon classics hb and just on the fox network they did had allso have the the ad. zorro and how the disney classic of jett jackson tv series ./ just incase of the rtn network wants to reach me some time just on online they reach me at the and do have more ideas as well / love david b conway

Henry Ruark April 25, 2009 1:35 pm (Pacific time)

Why would anyone with any sense of morality and enduring family values ever watch any one of those three-named by Anon ? Failure to own his own comment is proof of that particular insensitivity, on this open, honest,democratic channel without any possible fear of "retaliation" or other malign mischief.

Daniel April 24, 2009 9:01 pm (Pacific time)

I am part of the paying public and i never watch rush , hannity or beck , why would anyone .I would much rather watch classic tv than a loud mouth recovering alcoholic or pill freak .

Scott April 24, 2009 4:01 pm (Pacific time)

There's a link in the article to the stations website. This looks like a blast - thanks for posting the info. I don't watch many current tv shows due to concerns about suitability for the family. I will tune in to this station. Black Sheep Squadron?! bring it on.

Anonymous April 24, 2009 12:44 pm (Pacific time)

Do they carry Rush, Hannity or Beck? If not, what do they carry as programming that the paying public would be interested in?

Editor: I don't know if any of those are part of it, I think it is mostly nostalgic, family oriented shows from the 60's and later.  I'll be dialing in to get more familiar.  At this point it is absolutely free to those who use an antenna. 

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