Media in Saskatoon

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This is a list of media outlets in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Radio[edit]

Frequency Call sign Branding Format Owner Notes
AM 600 CJWW CJWW 600 country music Saskatoon Media Group
AM 650 CKOM NewsTalk 650 news/talk Rawlco Communications
AM 860 CBKF-2 Première Chaîne news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation French; rebroadcasts CBKF-FM Regina
FM 88.7 CKSB-FM-2 Espace musique public music Canadian Broadcasting Corporation French; rebroadcasts CKSB-FM Winnipeg
FM 90.5 CFCR-FM 90.5 FM community radio Community Radio Society of Saskatoon
FM 91.7 CITT-FM tourist information Saskatoon Visitor and Convention Bureau
FM 92.9 CKBL-FM 92.9 The Bull country music Saskatoon Media Group
FM 94.1 CBK-1-FM CBC Radio One news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Rebroadcasts CBK Watrous / Regina
FM 95.1 CFMC-FM C95 contemporary hit radio Rawlco Communications
FM 96.3 CFWD-FM 96.3 Cruz FM variety hits Harvard Broadcasting Formerly known as Wired 96.3
FM 98.3 CJMK-FM 98 Cool adult contemporary Saskatoon Media Group Formerly known as Magic 98.3
FM 100.3 CFAQ-FM Free 100.3 Christian music Bertor Communications
FM 102.1 CJDJ-FM Rock 102 active rock Rawlco Communications
FM 104.1 CIRN-FM MBC Radio First Nations community radio Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation Local relay
FM 105.5 CBKS-FM CBC Radio 2 public music Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Rebroadcasts CBK-FM Regina

Defunct stations[edit]

CFNS was a francophone community radio station which aired from 1952 to 1973. It was purchased by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1973, and continues to broadcast as CBKF-2 860.

CJUS-FM, which ceased broadcasting in 1985, was the campus radio station of the University of Saskatchewan. The university has never launched another terrestrial radio station, although an Internet radio operation was launched in 2005 under the CJUS name.

Television[edit]

PSIP DTV channel Cable channel (Shaw) Cable channel (SaskTel Max) Call sign Network Notes
4.1 42 3 5 CFSK-DT Global
8.1 8 9 4 CFQC-DT CTV
7 19 Citytv
10 Shaw

CFQC and CFSK are the only full-fledged stations in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon was previously served by CBKST channel 11, a semi-satellite of Regina's CBC Television outlet CBKT-DT; and CBKFT-1 channel 13, a repeater of Radio-Canada outlet CBKFT-DT. However, CBKST and its network of 20 associated rebroadcasters were officially licensed as CBKT rebroadcasters. As a result, both stations, which were never upgraded to digital, ceased operations on July 31, 2012, along with all of the CBC's analogue rebroadcasters. As a result, both CBC and Radio-Canada are available only on cable and satellite in Saskatoon (though both continue to be available on their longstanding Shaw Cable stations, 12 and 2, respectively). However, as most households in Saskatoon have cable or satellite, few residents lost access to CBC or Radio-Canada programming.

The main cable television provider in Saskatoon is Shaw Cable (formerly known as Telecable). Network programming from the United States is received on cable via satellite from affiliates in Detroit, Michigan and Rochester, New York (and, briefly, WTOL in Toledo, Ohio, after WJBK switched networks in 1994). When cable transmissions began in the late 1970s in Saskatoon, American network programming was piped in via microwave transmission from broadcasters in North Dakota (specifically KUMV-TV & KXMD-TV Williston, WDAZ-TV & KGFE Grand Forks and KXJB-TV & KTHI (now KVLY) Fargo) until the fall of 1984 when these were replaced by stations from Detroit (stations from Toledo and Rochester were added in the 1990s). US superstations, as well as Canadian and US-based cable network programming is also available via Shaw or satellite providers. Digital cable service is also available.

As well, Sasktel provides cable television service through their service. On this cable system, American network programming is received from affiliates in Boston, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Seattle, Washington.

In the 1978-1979, Saskatoon was serviced by CPN, a Saskatchewan-based cable system and competitor to Telecable that provided several first-generation specialty channels (including HBO) for about two years before folding. A Saskatchewan-based movie channel, Teletheatre, served Saskatoon during the early 1980s until it was replaced by what would eventually become Movie Central.

Newspapers[edit]

Daily[edit]

  • Saskatoon StarPhoenix; from 1928 to 2012 it was the city's only daily newspaper
  • Metro is a Swedish-based commuter newspaper franchise that launched a Saskatoon edition on April 2, 2012.
  • Like most cities in Canada, Saskatoon also receives the national edition of the Globe & Mail.

Weekly[edit]

  • The Western Producer weekly newspaper[1]
  • Saskatoon Express (Weekly local community information) www.saskatoonexpress.com
  • Saskatoon Shopper (formerly independent, now distributed on Thursdays by the StarPhoenix)
  • Verb (general interest)[2]
  • Planet S (independent bi-weekly)
  • The Saskatoon Mirror[3]
  • The Sheaf (University of Saskatchewan student newspaper)
  • Bridges, published by the Star-Phoenix from 2012
  • The Sunday Phoenix (formerly the Saskatoon Sun), published by The StarPhoenix

Monthly[edit]

  • Eagle Feather News

Business Today - Founded by G Rekve and was published for 3 years and was distributed province wide as a paid for newspaper

Defunct[edit]

  • Saskatoon Sentinel first newspaper published 1884[4]
  • Saskatoon Phoenix 1902 - 1928; later became part of the StarPhoenix[5]
  • Saskatoon Commentator, weekly community newspaper in the 1970s-80s.
  • Saskatoon Free Press, twice weekly newspaper in the 1990s.
  • Saskatoon Sun, weekly published by the Star-Phoenix; relaunched as Sunday Phoenix in 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saskatoon Newspaper Index URL accessed April 2, 2007
  2. ^ Verb
  3. ^ Saskatchewan News Index: Copyright URL accessed April 2, 2007
  4. ^ City of Saskatoon Archives - History of Saskatoon URL accessed April 2, 2007
  5. ^ news.google.com/newspapers URL accessed Jan. 7, 2014