CKRN-DT

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CKRN-DT (branded on-air as Radio-Canada Télévision CKRN) was a privately owned Ici Radio-Canada Télé-affiliated television station licensed to Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada, which essentially functioned as a semi-satellite of Montreal Radio-Canada flagship station CBFT-DT due to not having alternative non-network sources of programming available. It broadcast a digital signal on VHF channel 9 (or virtual channel 4.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter near Chemin Powell (north of Route 101) in Rouyn-Noranda.

CKRN-DT
(defunct)
CKRN-TV.svg
Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
Canada
ChannelsDigital: 9 (VHF)
Virtual: 4 (PSIP)
BrandingRadio-Canada Télévision CKRN
Programming
AffiliationsIci Radio-Canada Télé
Ownership
OwnerRNC Media
CFEM-DT, CFVS-DT
History
First air date
December 25, 1957 (1957-12-25)
Last air date
March 25, 2018 (2018-03-25)
Former call signs
CKRN-TV (1957–2011)
Former channel number(s)
Analogue:
4 (VHF, 1957-2011)
CBC Television (secondary; 1957–1962)
Call sign meaning
CK Radio Nord
(original name of current owners)
-or-
CK Rouyn-Noranda
Technical information
Licensing authority
CRTC
ERP19 kW
HAAT219.6 m (720 ft)
Transmitter coordinates48°15′52″N 79°2′38″W / 48.26444°N 79.04389°W / 48.26444; -79.04389
Translator(s)see below
Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap 
Download coordinates as: KML · GPX

Formerly owned by RNC Media, it was a sister station to TVA outlet CFEM-DT and Val-d'Or V outlet CFVS-DT, and all three shared studios located on Avenue Murdoch and Avenue de la Saint Anne in Rouyn-Noranda. On cable, CKRN was available on Câblevision du Nord de Québec channel 7 and digital channel 411.

HistoryEdit

The station commenced broadcasting on December 25, 1957 as then-Radio-Nord's first television station, sharing its callsign with its radio sister station, CKRN AM 1400 (now CHOA-FM 96.5). It was originally a dual affiliate of Radio-Canada and the English language CBC. The CBC subsequently launched a rebroadcaster in Malartic of its English Montreal affiliate CBMT in the area in 1961, CBVD-TV channel 5, and CKRN dropped its English programming in 1962.[note 1]

On March 1, 2018, it was announced that CKRN would cease broadcasting at midnight on March 25. RNC announced it wanted to concentrate its efforts on CFEM and CFVS. The shutdown of CKRN left Ici Radio-Canada Télé without an over-the-air outlet in the Abitibi region.[1]

TransmittersEdit

Station City of licence Channel ERP HAAT Transmitter coordinates
CKRN-TV-2 Ville-Marie 6 (VHF) 0.005 kW NA 47°21′12″N 79°27′36″W / 47.35333°N 79.46000°W / 47.35333; -79.46000 (CKRN-TV-2)
CKRN-TV-3 Béarn/Fabre 3 (VHF)
(had construction permit to move to 7 (VHF))
3.64 kW 165.5 m (543 ft) 47°15′16″N 79°22′37″W / 47.25444°N 79.37694°W / 47.25444; -79.37694 (CKRN-TV-3)
CJDG-DT Val-d'Or 7 (VHF) 21.5 kW 204.5 m (671 ft) 48°25′17″N 77°50′49″W / 48.42139°N 77.84694°W / 48.42139; -77.84694 (CJDG-TV)
CJDG-TV-2 Lebel-sur-Quévillon 11 (VHF) 0.005 kW NA 49°3′25″N 76°58′47″W / 49.05694°N 76.97972°W / 49.05694; -76.97972 (CJDG-TV-2)
CJDG-TV-3 Joutel 11 (VHF) 0.781 kW 152.7 m (501 ft) 49°27′20″N 78°19′51″W / 49.45556°N 78.33083°W / 49.45556; -78.33083 (CJDG-TV-3)
CJDG-TV-4 Matagami 9 (VHF) 0.364 kW 78.9 m (259 ft) 49°44′3″N 77°40′44″W / 49.73417°N 77.67889°W / 49.73417; -77.67889 (CJDG-TV-4)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ CBVD primarily served the Val-d'Or area, with a marginal signal at best in Rouyn-Noranda; CBC for the Rouyn-Noranda area was served by CFCL-TV-2 channel 2 in Kearns, Ontario, a repeater of CFCL-TV in Timmins; that translator would become CBLT-8 in 2008, as a repeater of CBLT in Toronto. Both CBVD and CBLT-8 would close in 2012, due to the CBC's budget cuts.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ de Noncourt, Thierry (March 1, 2018). "Fin de diffusion pour CKRN". Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda (in French). Médias Transcontinental S.E.N.C. Retrieved March 9, 2018.

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