Media in Winnipeg
- 1 Newspapers and magazines
- 2 Television stations
- 3 Radio
- 4 Internet Media
- 5 References
Newspapers and magazines
- Winnipeg Free Press - a broadsheet newspaper delivered to an average of 125,000 readers seven days a week, including over 162,000 on Saturday.
- Winnipeg Sun - a tabloid newspaper with a circulation of 58,520 people on weekdays, 50,884 on Saturdays, and 52,388 on Sundays in 2011.
- Metro Winnipeg
- Defunct: Winnipeg Tribune
- The Jewish Post & News
- The Manitoba Muslim
- Grassroots News
- The Filipino Journal
- Ang Peryodiko
- The Philippine Times
- La Liberté
- O Mundial
- Manitoba China Times
- Manitoba Indochina Chinese News
- The Projector - Official student newspaper of Red River College since 1967, published every second Monday.
- The Manitoban - Monthly official student newspaper of the University of Manitoba.
- The Uniter - Official student newspaper of the University of Winnipeg.
- Senor Scope
- The Herald - Free weekly newspaper delivered to northeast Winnipeg homes
- The Lance - Free weekly newspaper delivered to south and southeast Winnipeg homes
- The Metro - Free weekly newspaper delivered to west Winnipeg homes; not related to Metro Winnipeg
- The Times - Free weekly newspaper delivered to northwest Winnipeg homes
- The Sou'wester - Free weekly newspaper delivered to southwest Winnipeg homes
- Winnipeg Women
- Winnipeg Men
- Ciao! Magazine
- WHERE Winnipeg
- The Huddle
- Manitoba Hockey News
- Border Crossings: A Magazine of the Arts
- Canadian Dimension
There are five English-language stations and one French-language station based in Winnipeg that supply free programming to the city. Most homes subscribe to cable through Shaw Communications, or digital television through MTS digital. There are also two satellite services available through Shaw Direct and Bell TV. Some homes use grey market satellite dishes to bring in signals from American satellite services.
Additionally, American network affiliates broadcasting from Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota are available over-the-air in many parts of Winnipeg and Southern Manitoba. Until the mid-1980s, KXJB and KVLY-TV (then known as KTHI) from Fargo were available on Winnipeg's cable service. These channels were replaced by WDIV-TV and WJBK from Detroit, later WTOL from Toledo. Currently, WCCO-TV and KARE from Minneapolis, Minnesota are available to Winnipeg via cable. WDAZ-TV and KGFE, both from Grand Forks, are still available on Winnipeg cable TV systems. For decades, the Fargo/Grand Forks stations depended heavily on advertising in Winnipeg, as Winnipeg has more than double the population of the Fargo/Grand Forks market. WUHF, the Fox-affiliate from Rochester, New York, has been available on cable since December 1994. Fargo Fox affiliate KVRR operates a repeater, KNRR, in border town Pembina, North Dakota; it reaches Winnipeg over-the-air. However, its weak signal requires either a rooftop VHF antenna aimed south or being located on a high floor of a tall building.
KNRR was intended to target Winnipeg, but is not carried on any Winnipeg-area systems due to Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission concerns that Winnipeg businesses will advertise on KNRR rather than Winnipeg stations. Ironically, some Winnipeg businesses advertise on WDAZ, which is carried on cable TV in Winnipeg, as many Winnipeg residents shop in Grand Forks (and Fargo) to take advantage of lower taxes. However this is sometimes ineffective due to simultaneous substitution. This practice requires cable systems to replace WDAZ's signal with that of a Winnipeg station (usually either CKY or CKND) whenever the same program and episode air simultaneously.
|PSIP (Frequency)||Cable Channel||Call Sign||Network||Other Notes|
|3.1 (51)||10||CBWFT-DT||Ici Radio-Canada||Winnipeg's only OTA French language station|
|12.1 (12)||N/A||KNRR||Fox||Broadcasting from Canada-US border near Pembina, ND
Available with rooftop VHF antenna aimed south or a high floor of a tall building
|35.1 (35)||11||CIIT-DT||Religious Independent||Branded as Hope TV, formerly Joytv 11|
Locally based national cable television channels
Former locally based national cable television channels
- DejaView - classic television programming
- Lonestar - western programming, now MovieTime
- Fox Sports World Canada - sports
- mentv - men's programming
- CoolTV - Jazz
- X-Treme Sports - sports programming
- Mystery TV - crime and mystery drama
- TVtropolis - classic television series, formally known as Prime
- WTN - women's programming
Winnipeg is home to 24 AM and FM radio stations. The most popular station for many years has been CJOB, a talk-oriented station famous for its coverage of major storms and floods. After an absence of many years, Winnipeg is now home to two English-language and one French-language campus radio stations. NCI is devoted to Aboriginal programming and CKJS is devoted to ethnic programming. CBC Radio One and CBC Radio 2 broadcast local and national programming, and two CBC stations also broadcast French programming. There are several rock and pop oriented stations, two country stations, and one tourist information station.
|Frequency||Call sign||Brand name||Format||Owner/Notes||City|
|107.9 FM||CJWV||"Flava 107.9"||urban||Harmony Broadcasting Ltd||Winnipeg (defunct)|
|92.9 FM||CKIC||KICK FM||campus radio||Red River College||Winnipeg|
In 1922, George Melrose Bell of Calgary was licensed to launch a radio station in Winnipeg known as CKZC-AM but this station never made it to the airwaves as he was too busy putting stations on the air in Calgary and Regina, and the license expired. Another defunct station, CKZC was launched by Lynn V. Salton in 1922. It is currently unknown of what happened to CKZC.
On January 23, 2012, the CRTC ruled that campus radio stations in Canada could no longer use students as on-air DJs, and instead would follow the definition of a community radio station. This move meant that CKIC was to be the first station forced off the air due to such a decision. On July 4, 2012, at 4 PM, the station indeed shut down its operation as an over-the-air broadcaster and turned in the corresponding license to the CRTC. Starting in the Fall of 2012, it plans to return to the air as an internet-only radio station.
- "Return to Sender" - a music and comedy podcast focussed on promoting little-known, often local, bands
- "History". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
- "Daily Newspaper Circulation Statement for the 12 Month Period Ended December 2011". Toronto: Canadian Circulations Audit Board. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
- "About Us". Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- "The Uniter". Retrieved 16 February 2010.
- "A farewell - and thanks". Uptown Magazine. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
- "About Us". Border Crossings Magazine. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
- "About Canadian Dimension". Canadian Dimension.
- "Frequently Asked Questions". Herizons. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
- "About Outwords Magazine". Outwords Magazine. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
- Radio News in April 2005 DXing.info
- hard-core-dx.com CJML 580 Winnipeg back for a fortnight
- CHCF-AM, Winnipeg (1922) "The station that never made it on the airwaves", Canadian Communications Foundation.
- CKZC-AM Winnipeg (1922) at Canadian Communications Foundation
- Message from Radio Insight's Twitter feed (January 23, 2012)
- "92.9 KICK-FM Sign Off". Retrieved 5 July 2012.