CHAB-TV

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CHAB-TV
(defunct)
City of license Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Channels Analog: 4 (VHF)
Affiliations defunct
Owner CHAB Ltd. (1959-1969)
CBC (1969-1978)
First air date July 7, 1959
Last air date July 31, 1978
Former callsigns CHAB-TV (1959-1969)
CBKMT (1969-1978)
Former affiliations CBC (1959-1962 and 1969-1978)
CTV (1962-1969)
Transmitter power 100 kW

CHAB-TV was a television station in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

The station signed on the air on July 7, 1959 under the ownership of CHAB Ltd., the parent company of Moose Jaw radio station CHAB. It was originally a CBC affiliate. On August 25, 1962, as part of an agreement with CKCK-TV in Regina, CHAB-TV switched to CTV and signed on CHRE-TV on the air as a semi-satellite in Regina on December 21 that year. In return, CKCK-TV signed on a rebroadcaster in Moose Jaw.

On May 30, 1968, Moffat Broadcasting, owner of Winnipeg's CTV affiliate, CJAY-TV, bought CHAB Ltd. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), however, told Moffat to sell CHAB-TV and CHRE to a new owner within one year. Moffat tried to sell CHAB and CHRE to Western Broadcast Management Ltd., owner of CHAN-TV in Vancouver. However, the CRTC denied this bid on July 18, 1969 in favour of a counteroffer from the CBC. On September 13, CBC officially assumed control of CHRE and CHAB and recalled the stations as CBKRT and CBKMT, respectively. CBKRT was made the main station, with CBKMT as a semi-satellite.[1]

On July 31, 1978, CBKRT was recalled CBKT. On the same date, CBKMT ceased to exist as a separate station. Its transmitter was reassigned to the licence of the Regina station, and now operated as CBKT-1. The transmitter was finally shut down on July 31, 2012 due to austerity measures implemented at the CBC.

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