July 24, 2008
ION Television Adds New Station Affiliate in Dayton
ION Television today announced a station affiliation agreement with WRCX-TV in Dayton, the nation's 62nd largest TV market, which represents approximately 511,000 television households.
WRCX-TV is currently carried in the Dayton area by Time Warner Cable on Channel 22. Over-the-air viewers can receive the station on Channel 40.
"We are delighted to announce our new affiliation with WRCX-TV, and pleased that we will be extending our programming lineup to the Dayton market," said Steve Friedman, President, Network Distribution, ION Media Networks. "This affiliation reinforces ION Television's commitment to growth and to offering viewers the very best in general entertainment and special interest programming."
"The affiliation with ION Television is exciting for the station and the community," said Glen "Skip" Ross, President & GM of WRCX TV 40. "The new affiliation will allow WRCX-TV to expand its programming, while remaining Dayton's television destination for 'Urban' programming choices."
ION Television's daily programming lineup includes popular shows like "ER,""The Dead Zone,""The Drew Carey Show,""Hangin' with Mr. Cooper,""The Steve Harvey Show,""Family Feud" and "Quantum Leap," and exciting RHI Entertainment award-winning movies and original miniseries, such as "Lonesome Dove" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth." The network has announced exciting additions to its Fall lineup, including "Boston Legal" and "M*A*S*H."
WRCX-TV 40 was acquired by the Ross Communications Group in 2003. Following the acquisition, Ross made a major investment in the station to increase viewership and to expand the station's broadcast coverage area. The station is carried by Time Warner Cable. In 2005 WRCX-TV 40 also became the only station in the market to locally produce and broadcast College and High School sporting events. Today WRCX TV is a leader in providing the best in College and High School action to the community. Further information about WRCX TV 40 can be found at www.wrcxtv40.com.
About ION Media Networks
ION Media Networks, Inc. owns and operates the nation's largest broadcast television station group and ION Television, which reaches over 94 million U.S. television households via its nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems, and features popular TV series and movies from the award-winning libraries of RHI Entertainment, CBS Television, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Television, Twentieth Television and Warner Bros., among others. Using its digital multicasting capability, the Company has launched several digital TV brands, including qubo, a channel for children focusing on literacy and values, and ION Life, a channel dedicated to active living and personal growth. It also has launched Open Mobile Ventures Corporation (OMVION), a business unit focused on the research and development of portable, mobile and out-of-home transmission technology using over-the-air digital television spectrum. For more information, visit www.ionmedia.com.