CFRE-DT

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CFRE-DT
Globalregina.svg
Regina, Saskatchewan
Canada
Branding Global Regina (general)
Global News (newscasts)
Channels Digital: 11 (VHF)
Virtual: 11.1 (PSIP)
Translators 6 CFRE-TV-2 Fort Qu'Appelle
Affiliations Global
Owner Shaw Media
(Shaw Television Ltd Partnership)
First air date September 6, 1987
Call letters' meaning CF REgina
Former callsigns CFRE-TV (1987–2011)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
11 (VHF, 1987–2011)
Former affiliations Independent (1987–1997)
Transmitter power 17.3 kW
Height 300.0 m
Transmitter coordinates 50°35′45″N 105°4′10″W / 50.59583°N 105.06944°W / 50.59583; -105.06944
Website Global Regina

CFRE-DT, VHF channel 11, is a Global owned-and-operated television station located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The station is owned by the Shaw Media division of Shaw Communications. CFRE's studios are located on Hoffer Drive and McDonald Street on the northeast side of Regina, and its transmitter is located near Louis Riel Trail/Highway 11, northwest of Regina.

The station has one rebroadcast transmitter, on channel 6 in Fort Qu'Appelle (CFRE-TV-2), operating at 0.01 kW in power. This station can also be seen on Access Communications and Sasktel Max channel 5. On Shaw Direct, the channel is available on 376 (Classic) or 027 (Advanced), and in high definition on channel 021 (Classic) or 521 (Advanced). There is a high definition feed offered on Access Communications digital channel 508 and Sasktel Max channel 305.

History[edit]

Logo used while as STV, used from 1987-1997. Shared with CFSK Saskatoon.

The station first signed on the air on September 6, 1987, under the ownership of Canwest. CFRE and its sister station in Saskatoon, CFSK, were branded as "STV", and became part of the CanWest Global System in 1990 until the Global Television Network brand was expanded to all of Canwest's stations in 1997.

News operation[edit]

Former logo of CFSK-TV and CFRE-TV from 1997 to 2006

CFRE-DT presently broadcasts 24½ hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with 4½ hours on weekdays, and one hour each on Saturdays and Sundays).

On May 31, 2011, Shaw Media announced that a new local weekday morning newscast would begin broadcasting on CFRE in late-August 2011. The morning newscast runs for three hours from 6 to 9 a.m.[1] On August 11, 2011, it was announced that Heather Anderson would anchor the program.[2]

In late 2011, CFRE-DT became the first television station in the Regina market to begin broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition. On August 20, 2012, CFRE expanded its half-hour 10 p.m. newscast to one hour, and changed the name of the program from Prime News to News Hour Final; the addition of the morning newscast and the expansion of primetime newscast is part of an expansion of local news programming on Global owned-and-operated stations across Canada as part of a benefits package that was included as a condition of the sale of the Global Television Network to Shaw Communications.[3]

News/station presentation[edit]

Newscast titles[edit]

Station slogans[edit]

  • "Global's Got It!" (1997–2006)
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News team[edit]

Current on-air staff[6][edit]

Anchors

  • Heather Anderson - Morning News (weekday mornings at 6 a.m.)
  • Whitney Stinson- Evening News (weeknights at 6 p.m.) and News Hour Final (weeknights at 10 p.m.)
  • Shanelle Kaul - Evening News and News Final (weekends at 6 and 10 p.m.); also reporter
  • Raquel Fletcher- Focus Saskatchewan host; also reporter

Weather team

  • Tiffany Lizée - lead weather specialist; Evening News (weeknights at 6 p.m.) and News Hour Final (weeknights at 10 p.m.)
  • Liz Pittman - weather specialist; Morning News (weekday mornings at 6 a.m.)

Sports team

  • Derek Meyers - sports director; Evening News (weeknights at 6 p.m.) and News Hour Final (weeknights at 10 p.m.)
  • Taylor Shire - sports anchor; "Morning News" (weekdays at 6 a.m.)
  • Kyle Galliver - sports anchor; Weekend Evening News (weekends at 6 p.m.) and News Final (weekends at 10 p.m.)

Traffic

  • Liz Pittman - Morning News (weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m.)

Reporters

  • Raquel Fletcher - general assignment reporter
  • Shanelle Kaul - general assignment reporter
  • Mike McKinnon - general assignment reporter
  • Kim Smith - general assignment reporter
  • Steve Silva - general assignment reporter

Former on-air staff[edit]

  • Kyla Brossart - Unknown
  • Rylee Carlson - reporter/anchor (now at CFCN-DT in Calgary)
  • Scott McLean - reporter/anchor (now at CFCN-DT in Calgary)
  • Jill Morgan - anchor (now at CBKT-DT in Regina)
  • Sarah Richter - reporter (now at CFRN-DT in Edmonton)
  • Calvin To - reporter (now at CFTO-DT in Toronto)
  • Warren Woods - sports anchor (now at CJME in Regina)
  • Tom Vernon - reporter/anchor (now at CITV-DT in Edmonton)
  • Kent Morrison - sports anchor(now at CITV-DT in Edmonton)
  • Rustie Dean - radio host (now at My 92.1 in Regina)

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[7]
11.1 1080i 16:9 CFRE-HD Main CFRE-DT programming / Global

Analogue-to-digital conversion[edit]

On August 10, 2011, three weeks before Canadian television stations in CRTC-designated mandatory markets were slated to transition from analogue to digital broadcasts, CFRE flash cut its digital signal into operation on VHF channel 11.[8]

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