|City of license||Prince Albert, Saskatchewan|
|Channels||Analog: 5 (VHF)|
|Owner||Edward Rawlinson (1958–1984)
Yorkton Television (1984–1986)
Baton Broadcasting/CTV Inc. (1986 - 2002)
|First air date||January 27, 1958|
|Last air date||October 27, 2002|
|Transmitter power||100 kW|
CKBI was established on January 27, 1958, by Edward Rawlinson, the founder of Rawlco Communications. Although it primarily aired CBC programming, it also broadcast a mixture of local and privately purchased (i.e. syndicated) programming that differed from full network affiliates. From the early 1980s onward, it was piped into Saskatoon by the local cable provider.
In 1984, CKBI was purchased by Yorkton Television, the owner of the CKOS/CICC twinstick in Yorkton. It was the sole station in the market at the time of its sale. In 1986, Yorkton Television was acquired by Baton Broadcasting. Although Yorkton held a license to launch CIPA-TV at the time of its sale to Baton, the station did not go on the air until 1987. Later in 1987, CKBI/CIPA joined with CKOS/CICC, CKCK-TV in Regina and CFQC-TV in Saskatoon to form the Saskatchewan Television Network, which in turn merged with Baton's Ontario stations in 1994 to form the Baton Broadcast System.
In 1995, due to cutbacks, CKBI scrapped local newscasts in favour of the CBC News Hour piped in from CBKT in Regina. All the reporters and staff went over to CIPA following the announcement. Baton became sole owner of CTV in 1997 and changed its name to CTV Inc. a year later.
In 2002, CTV sold CKBI and CKOS to the CBC. CKBI signed off for the last time as a separate station on October 27, 2002. Its transmitter became a rebroadcaster of CBKST in Saskatoon under the callsign CBKST-9. CBKST-9 was among 620 translators closed down by the CBC on July 31, 2012, due to budget cuts affecting the network.
CKBI personalities at time of the news department ceasing operations
- Leslie Brown CKBI 11:30 News Anchor
- Harold Duffy CKBI News Reporter
- Alyson Edwards CKBI 5:30 News Anchor
- Shaun Frenette CKBI Noon Show Anchor/Substitute CKBI News at 5:30 Anchor
- Jamie Killingsworth CKBI Substitute Sports Anchor/Reporter
- Bob Krawchuk CKBI Sports Anchor/Reporter
- Cory Longley CKBI News Reporter/Substitute CKBI News at 5:30 Weather
- Don Mitchell CKBI News at 5:30 Weather
- Dale Neufeld CKBI News Reporter
- Wayne Paskaruk CKBI 5:30 News Anchor