Broadcast History - September 24

Broadcast History - September 24

Postby jon » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:55 pm

In 1935, CKLW Windsor lost their CBS affiliation to WJR Detroit. CKLW immediately switched to the Mutual network. When the CBC was formed in November 1936, CKLW became an affiliate, but also retained its Mutual affiliation.

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In 1962, the CTV National News debuted. But not head-to-head with The National on CBC. Instead, CTV started out small with a 15 minute newscast at 10:30 p.m., hoping viewers would like an earlier viewing choice. It turned out to be no match for its Canadian and U.S. competitors, which aired U.S. Prime Time programming until 11:00 p.m. A year later, CTV National News moved to 11:00 p.m. and was extended to 20 minutes, including commercials.

In 1997, CHET-TV Chetwynd (B.C.) was licensed on Channel 55 with 100 watts, with a rebroadcast transmitter in Hasler Flats on Channel 33 with 5 watts. It took nearly three years before the station actually signed on. The station was owned by Chetwynd Communications Society, operator of CHET-FM.

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