Media in Brandon, Manitoba

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This is a list of media in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

Radio stations[edit]

Frequency Call sign Branding Format Owner Notes
AM 880 CKLQ CKLQ 880 country Riding Mountain Broadcasting also airs Brandon Wheat Kings games
FM 91.5 CIWM-FM NCI First Nations community Native Communications Inc
FM 92.7 CBWS-FM CBC Radio 2 public music Canadian Broadcasting Corporation rebroadcasts CBW-FM Winnipeg
FM 94.7 CKLF-FM Star FM hot adult contemporary Riding Mountain Broadcasting
FM 96.1 CKX-FM BOB FM Adult Hits Bell Media
FM 97.9 CBWV-FM CBC Radio One news/information Canadian Broadcasting Corporation rebroadcasts CBW Winnipeg
FM 99.5 CKSB-8-FM Première Chaîne French news/information Canadian Broadcasting Corporation rebroadcasts CKSB Winnipeg
FM 101.1 CKXA-FM 101 The Farm country Bell Media Also broadcasts TSN 1290 feed of Winnipeg Jets games
FM 106.5 CJJJ-FM CJ106 campus radio Assiniboine Community College

Brandon University has a closed-circuit campus radio station, which uses the informal call sign "CQBU", but this station does not currently broadcast on terrestrial radio.

Television[edit]

All local aerial television in Brandon are analogue rebroadcasters of stations from Winnipeg. The first DTV channel is expected to be CKND-DT-2 in October, 2013:[1]

OTA Analogue Channel PSIP (OTA Digital Channel) Westman Cable channel Call sign Network Notes
2 2.1 (9[1]) 9 CKND-TV-2 Global Transmitter located near Minnedosa. CKND-DT-2 expected to begin transmission in October, 2013.[1]
6 CBWT-DT CBC No longer available over-the-air.[2]
4 7 CKYB-TV CTV Transmitter located near Brandon.
13 CBWFT-10 Radio-Canada No longer available over-the-air.[2]

Cable television in Brandon is served by Westman Cable, which operates a local community channel, WCGtv, on cable channel 12.

Until 2009, Brandon had only one locally-based terrestrial television station, CKX-TV, which originated programming locally. The station was primarily a CBC Television affiliate, but also aired some programming from the A-Channel system owned by CTVglobemedia. CKX-TV closed down on October 2, 2009, after a deal to sell the station to an investor fell through. CBC service in Brandon is still available on Westman Cable channel 6, which was taken over by CBWT, after the closure of CKX-TV.

Print[edit]

Brandon has three regular local newspapers. The Brandon Sun is a daily paper, News in a Minute is a daily coffee shop paper and the Wheat City Journal is a weekly paper. The Sun also produces two "community" editions that are distributed throughout Westman on Thursdays.

Students at Brandon University are served by the student newspaper The Quill, while Assiniboine Community College students are served by the monthly Student Focus newsletter.

The nominal Winnipeg edition of The Globe and Mail was at one time printed in Brandon.

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