Media in North Bay, Ontario

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Three of North Bay's radio stations find their homes here: EZRock, The Fox and CKAT

This is a list of media in North Bay, Ontario.

Radio[edit]

Frequency Call sign Branding Format Owner Notes
600 AM CKAT Country 600 country/news/sports Rogers Communications
95.1 FM CBON-FM-17 Première Chaîne public news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation French, rebroadcasts CBON-FM Sudbury
96.1 FM CBCN-FM CBC Radio One public news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation rebroadcasts CBCS-FM Sudbury
97.1 FM CHYQ-FM Le Loup FM Hot adult contemporary Le5 Communications French; licensed to Sturgeon Falls.
99.3 FM CFSF-FM Moose FM adult contemporary Vista Broadcast Group licensed to Sturgeon Falls.
100.5 FM CHUR-FM Kiss 100.5 hot adult contemporary Rogers Communications
101.9 FM CKFX-FM The Fox active rock Rogers Communications
103.5 FM CJTK-FM KFM Christian music Eternacom rebroadcasts CJTK-FM Sudbury with some local content
104.9 FM CKTR-FM North Bay Radio 104.9 tourist information/community radio 1311831 Ontario Limited defunct
106.3 FM CFXN-FM Moose FM classic hits Vista Broadcast Group

A local non-profit group previously held short-term licenses to broadcast special events programming in both North Bay and Sturgeon Falls on 93.5 FM with the call sign CFDN, but never launched a permanent station.[1]

Canadore College operates a cable/internet only radio station, "Panther Radio".

TV[edit]

North Bay is home to one television station which is locally licensed, CKNY-TV. However, that station effectively acts as a satellite of Sudbury's CICI-TV as part of the CTV Northern Ontario system — the station's only direct local production is a brief local news insert which airs as part of regional newscasts produced at the Sudbury station.

The city formerly also had its own CBC Television affiliate, CHNB-TV. However, that station was acquired directly by the CBC in 2002, and became a straight analogue rebroadcaster of CBLT-DT from Toronto; the repeater would close down on July 31, 2012, due to budget cuts.

The North Bay area is not designated as a mandatory market for digital television conversion. All stations broadcast only in analogue.

OTA channel DTV Assignment Cable channel Call sign Network Notes
2 32 CFGC-TV-2 Global rebroadcasts CIII-DT Toronto
10 10 CKNY-TV CTV
32 22 CHCH-TV-6 Independent rebroadcasts CHCH-DT Hamilton
none none 12 TV Cogeco community channel Cogeco Cable

Print[edit]

The city's main newspapers are the North Bay Nugget, a daily, and the weekly North Bay Nipissing News[2]

Outdoor[edit]

Canada's largest outdoor advertising company, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, has a local office in North Bay.

Internet[edit]

In part due to the news cutbacks at CTV Northern Ontario in the early 2000s, several web media outlets have also emerged to provide local news coverage to North Bay. These include BayToday,[3] North Bay Nipissing News [4] and NBTV,[5] and alternative media outlets such as Solvent Magazine[6] and North Bay Scene.[7]

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