KRFT-LD TV8 is excited to announce the completion of our Tower move to the Baptist Bible College Campus located at 628 E Kearney St, Springfield, MO 65803!
To best view our wonderful Network Affiliate Family on Channels 8.1-8.10, please aim your TV Antenna towards our new Tower Site - see the red dot on either of these maps for reference - and rescan your TV.
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KRFT-LD TV8 is so very excited to bring Story Television to Springfield, MO on Channel 8.6!
Weigel Broadcasting Co., the genius company behind the classic television network MeTV, MOVIES! TV Network, Start TV and more, has done it again!
Meet Story Television Network an over-the-air national broadcast channel devoted to history-based programs launched nationwide on March 28, 2022 and is now seen in Springfield on KRFT-LD TV8 Channel 8.6!
"Story TV’s programming includes off-net series that originally aired on networks like A&E and History Channel, including “Biography,” “The Men Who Built America,” “World War II in HD,” “Modern Marvels,” “Mankind: The Story of All of Us” and more. Each day centers programming around a unique theme or genre, such as military, technology and innovation, world events, American history, modern achievement, unexplained phenomena, and biographical tributes."
Welcome to Springfield, MO Story Television!
KRFT-LD TV8 is proud to welcome Classic Reruns TV now airing on KRFT-LD TV8 Channel 8.3 in Springfield, MO!
"Classic Reruns TV (CRTV) is an an all-new, digital, 24/7 linear channel.
Viewers can watch legendary programs such as Bonanza, The Lucy Show, Dragnet, Ozzie and Harriet and the Beverly Hillbillies on the new channel. In addition, viewers can watch classic movies every day of the week now airing on Springfield's KRFT-LD TV8 Channel 8.3."
“One thing is very clear, legendary TV shows never go out of style, they just find new platforms for people to watch them,” said David Bishop, president of Classic Reruns TV. “We’re honored to be the newest home for so many classic television shows. We’re also thankful to have partnerships with great distributors as we launch this channel. We truly mean it when we say The Legends Live on Classic Reruns TV.”
- From advanced-television.com
KRFT-LD TV8 is pleased to announce the return of The Heartland Network in August on Channel 8.8 to our amazing Network Affiliate Family of now 10 diverse, family friendly Networks!
"Welcome to The Heart of Country® TV's home for the best in country music and lifestyle programming! A 24/7 digital broadcast television network, Heartland proudly brings our audience the broadest spectrum of true country music. Heartland is the nation’s premiere country entertainment destination, combining the very best in classic country, straight from the vaults on Music Row, with the relevant and compelling country music of today’s generation. We understand that country music has an infinite number of sounds so Heartland offers the best of Nashville, Austin, Bakersfield, Branson and more to country fans from coast to coast. Our exclusive vintage programs showcase the legends of country music while our new content and live broadcasts connect our audience with the artists and sounds of today."
The Heartland Network
KRFT-LD TV8 launched Start TV on Channel 8.4 replacing The Heartland Network and MOVIES! on Channel 8.10 on March 1st, 2021.
MOVIES! is owned by the two super-power broadcasters - the Fox-owned TV station group and Weigel Broadcasting, the operator of MeTV, another channel that we broadcast on our Sister Station KXMP TV8 in Harrison, AR.
MOVIES! is designed to be a 'movie lover's' channel with movies that are run at the original length. There are fewer commercial minutes per hour than other channels allowing viewers to see the movies closer to the full-length format they were originally seen in.
Start TV is an American broadcast television network owned by the super-power broadcaster, Weigel Broadcasting. "Start TV showcases strong and resourceful female leading characters in a lineup of contemporary and proven procedural dramas. Each lead character and series embody a boldness and determination to “Start” leading the way, seeking the truth, solving the crime and defending the innocent."
KRFT-LD TV8 is immensely proud and excited to have both of these incredible networks, Start TV and MOVIES! join our amazing Network Affiliate Family of now 10 diverse, family friendly Networks!
Start TV showcases strong and resourceful female leading characters in a lineup of contemporary and proven procedural dramas. Each lead character and series embody a boldness and determination to “Start” leading the way, seeking the truth, solving the crime and defending the innocent.
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History’s greatest moments, real people who changed the world, and the innovations that have improved mankind are seen every day on Story Television.
Story Television was announced on February 14, 2022. Weigel president Neal Sabin stated: “As we looked at the landscape, we looked at what genre works really well for advertisers and viewership that isn’t currently on the air right now." The genre is history-oriented programming. The name "Story" came directly from the word "history" that will play in the shows' taglines.
Story Television launched nationwide on March 28, 2022.
The Heartland Network is the Heart of Country® offering true country music and lifestyle entertainment 24/7. Heartland offers vintage programs showcasing the legends of country music along with new content and live broadcasts to connect our audience with the artists and sounds of today.