Chattanooga, Tenn.  (April 22, 2019) – The Heartland Network, Luken Communications’ country music and lifestyle channel, has made its debut in the Detroit market (DMA 14). Detroit area viewers can now find The Heart of Country® on WHNE channel 14.12, owned and operated by Tait Broadcasting, LLC.  WHNE already broadcasts Luken’s Retro TV on channel 14.7.

Jim Lebrato, Tait Broadcasting’s CEO, said, “WHNE TV 14 is excited to bring Heartland’s country-flavored lineup of shows to Detroit viewers for the first time ever.  There’s nothing else out there quite like Heartland and we know its programming lineup will keep Detroit’s country audience entertained around the clock.”

Station Manager Bob Naismith added, “We’re particularly excited about welcoming Heartland personality Stacy Newman back to her hometown.  Metro Detroit (Brighton) born and bred, Newman now hosts Heartland’s first original series, More Than the Music.”

Joel Wertman, President of Luken Communications, said, “This spring has been very good to Heartland. Detroit is just the first of a string of new markets we’re set to announce and it’s fitting that we kick off our latest launches in Stacy Newman’s hometown. Our whole team is excited to partner with our friends at Tait Broadcasting to bring another one of our channels to the Detroit market.”