Media in Regina, Saskatchewan

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This is a list of media in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Newspapers[edit]

The Regina Leader, 1882

The Regina Leader was founded by Nicholas Flood Davin in 1883 and was the original Regina newspaper of record. Published weekly by the mercurial Davin, it came to national prominence during the trial of Louis Riel when Davin published several scoops and the Leader's articles were picked up by the national press.[1] It merged with another local paper, the Regina Evening Post, and continued to publish daily editions of both before consolidating them under the title The Leader-Post. Other newspapers absorbed by The Leader-Post include the Regina Daily Star and The Province. It is now owned by Postmedia Network.[2] The Regina Sun is published by the Leader-Post and distributed free of charge.

Prairie Dog is a free newspaper produced by a Saskatchewan worker co-operative. It launched in February, 1993 as a monthly and has published every two weeks since October, 1999. Prairie Dog is similar to alternative weeklies in other Canadian centres, such as Now (Toronto, ON) and The Georgia Straight (Vancouver, BC). In 2008 the Prairie Dog started up a blog to get into web media.

L'eau vive is a weekly newspaper established in 1971. The only French language newspaper in Saskatchewan, its offices are located in Regina; it serves the entire province's francophone community.[3]

Metro is a commuter newspaper that started distribution in Regina on April 2, 2012.

Radio[edit]

Frequency Call sign Branding Format Owner Notes
AM 620 CKRM 620 CKRM country music Harvard Broadcasting
AM 980 CJME News/Talk 980 news/talk Rawlco Communications
FM 88.9 CKSB-FM-1 Espace musique public music Canadian Broadcasting Corporation French; rebroadcasts CKSB-FM Winnipeg
FM 90.3 CJLR-FM-4 MBC Radio First Nations community radio Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation Local relay
FM 91.3 CJTR-FM 91.3 CJTR community radio Radius Communications
FM 92.1 CHMX-FM My 92.1 soft adult contemporary Harvard Broadcasting
FM 92.7 CHBD-FM Big Dog 92.7 country music Bell Media
FM 94.5 CKCK-FM Jack FM adult hits Rawlco Communications
FM 96.9 CBK-FM CBC Radio 2 public music Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
FM 97.7 CBKF-FM Première Chaîne news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation French
FM 98.9 CIZL-FM Z99 hot adult contemporary Rawlco Communications
FM 102.5 CBKR-FM CBC Radio One news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Rebroadcasts CBK
FM 104.9 CFWF-FM 104.9 The Wolf active rock Harvard Broadcasting

Television[edit]

PSIP DTV channel Cable channel Call sign Network Notes
2.1 8 6 CKCK-DT CTV
9.1 9 4 CBKT-DT CBC
11.1 11 5 CFRE-DT Global
13.1 13 3 CBKFT-DT Ici Radio-Canada

The Saskatchewan Communications Network and a community channel programmed by Regina's cable provider Access Communications are also available on cable. Satellite and cable systems available in Regina provide access to a wide range of specialty networks and American broadcast stations.

Now-defunct broadcasters that once served Regina included CPN, a network of specialty cable channels (including HBO) that served Saskatchewan in the late 1970s, and Teletheatre, a pay network that aired movies and original programming in the 1980s (later bought out by what would eventually become Movie Central).

Internet[edit]

Regina has the largest free civic wireless internet program in Canada.[4] The Downtown, Warehouse, 13th Avenue and University regions have government-sponsored wireless internet called Saskatchewan! Connected, which is also available in Saskatoon, Prince Albert, and Moose Jaw.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ People at the Leader Building, Regina: The Early Years. Accessed 21 September 2006.
  2. ^ Regina Leader-Post website. Retrieved 17 December 2007.
  3. ^ L'eau vive website. Retrieved 17 July 2007.
  4. ^ Government of Saskatchewan press release Retrieved 24 September 2007