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For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter has been the source for information about all things in local media – comings and goings, local people appearing on the big or small screen, special programs, and much more. Local media is still his beat and he’s bringing his interest, curiosity, contacts and unique style to Cincinnati Public Radio and 91.7 WVXU. Contact John at johnkiese@yahoo.com.

GET TV Returns To Cincinnati Airwaves

Carroll O'Connor and Howard Rollins Jr. star in "In The Heat Of The Night" reruns on GET TV.

After a six-week absence, the GET TV network returned to Cincinnati Monday on over-the-air Channel 25.3 and Cincinnati Bell Fioptics Channel  292.

Credit GET TV
Burt Reynolds in "Hawk," a 1966 police series.

GET TV was dropped Feb. 28 from Sinclair's WSTR-TV multiplex channels, and replaced with the new TBD programming for Millennials on Channel 64.4.

Owned by Sony Pictures Television, GET TV airs reruns of Carroll O'Connor's "In The Heat Of The Night," "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour," the "Merv Griffin" talk show, Burt Reynolds' 1966  "Hawk" police series, "The Jeff Foxworthy Show," "Bill Engvall Show," "Loredo," "Cimarron City," "The Young Riders," "Father Murphy," "Shane," "Hondo," "The Life And Times Of Grizzly Adams," "The Equalizer," "Tour of Duty," "Airwolf" and  "Yancy Derringer."

In April the network is airing 1960s and '70s music specials such as "Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back" (9 p.m. Monday April 17), "Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway (10 p.m. Monday April 17) and "Cher" (with Bette Midler, Elton John and Flip Wilson at 11 p.m. Monday, April 17).

See the entire GET TV schedule here.

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Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey in a 1969 special on GET TV April 17.

GET TV bumps Retro TV to Channel 25.8, says Elliott Block, CEO and general manager of Block Broadcasting Co, which operates WKRP-TV (Channel 25) and WOTH-TV (Channel 20).  Retro TV replaces The FU channel.

Spectrum cable does not carry any of the WKRP-TV or or WOTH-TV channels.

Last year GET TV aired old holiday TV specials starring Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Cash, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, Mac Davis, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Torme, Judy Garland and Danny Kaye. 

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.