Back in June of 2009 I wrote about a pair of television stations in Chicago owned by Weigel Broadcasting that broadcast a variety of classic television programs. The stations, WWME-CA and WMEU-CA, use the branding MeTV and Me Too (they can be seen as digital subchannels of Wiegel’s WCIU-TV as well). Weigel also operates WBME-TV in Milwaukee, which uses the branding MeTV Milwaukee, and WMYS-LP in South Bend, Indiana, which is a MyNetworkTV affiliate that also airs some classic programming.
On November 23rd, Wiegel announced that it will be launching Me-TV (Memorable Entertainment Television) as a national network on Wednesday, December 8th. Here‘s the official website with a press release and a schedule. Among the programs on the schedule are M*A*S*H, Rawhide, The Streets of San Francisco, My Three Sons, The Big Valley, The Honeymooners, The Dick Van Dyke Show and Honey West.
In a Chicago Tribune article, Weigel Executive Vice President Neal Sabin suggested that Me-TV may potentially become “the Turner Classic Movies of classic TV,” with programs aired uncut when possible, fewer commercial breaks and end credits aired complete. No word yet on just how national Me-TV will be at the moment but it is apparently going to be available in Chicago, Milwaukee and South Bend, Indiana on Wiegel stations. That means Chicago will have its local MeTV and Me Too stations as well as the national Me-TV network.
(Found via Sitcoms Online)