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.
|Channels||Digital: 9 (VHF)|
Virtual: 4 (PSIP)
|Branding||Radio-Canada Télévision CKRN|
|Affiliations||Ici Radio-Canada Télé|
First air date
|December 25, 1957|
Last air date
|March 25, 2018|
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
4 (VHF, 1957-2011)
|CBC Television (secondary; 1957–1962)|
Call sign meaning
|CK Radio Nord|
(original name of current owners)
|HAAT||219.6 m (720 ft)|
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.
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.
|Station||City of licence||Channel||ERP||HAAT||Transmitter coordinates|
|CKRN-TV-2||Ville-Marie||6 (VHF)||0.005 kW||NA|
(had construction permit to move to 7 (VHF))
|3.64 kW||165.5 m (543 ft)|
|CJDG-DT||Val-d'Or||7 (VHF)||21.5 kW||204.5 m (671 ft)|
|CJDG-TV-2||Lebel-sur-Quévillon||11 (VHF)||0.005 kW||NA|
|CJDG-TV-3||Joutel||11 (VHF)||0.781 kW||152.7 m (501 ft)|
|CJDG-TV-4||Matagami||9 (VHF)||0.364 kW||78.9 m (259 ft)|
- 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.
- CKRN-DT history – Canadian Communications Foundation
- CKRN-TV in the REC Canadian station database
- Query TV Fool's coverage map for CKRN
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