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Regina, Saskatchewan
Branding Global Regina (general)
Global News (newscasts)
Channels Digital: 11 (VHF)
Virtual: 11.1 (PSIP)
Translators 6 CFRE-TV-2 Fort Qu'Appelle
Affiliations Global
Owner Corus Entertainment
First air date September 6, 1987
Call letters' meaning CF REgina
Former callsigns CFRE-TV (1987–2011)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
11 (VHF, 1987–2011)
Former affiliations Independent (1987–1997)
Transmitter power 17.3 kW
Height 300.0 m
Transmitter coordinates 50°35′45″N 105°4′10″W / 50.59583°N 105.06944°W / 50.59583; -105.06944
Website Global Regina

CFRE-DT, VHF channel 11, is a Global owned-and-operated television station located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The station is owned by Corus Entertainment. CFRE's studios are located on Hoffer Drive and McDonald Street on the northeast side of Regina, and its transmitter is located near Louis Riel Trail/Highway 11, northwest of Regina.

The station has one rebroadcast transmitter, on channel 6 in Fort Qu'Appelle (CFRE-TV-2), operating at 0.01 kW in power. This station can also be seen on Access Communications and Sasktel Max channel 5. On Shaw Direct, the channel is available on 376 (Classic) or 027 (Advanced), and in high definition on channel 021 (Classic) or 521 (Advanced). There is a high definition feed offered on Access Communications digital channel 508 and Sasktel Max channel 305.


Logo used while as STV, used from 1987-1997. Shared with CFSK Saskatoon.

The Communications Tower associated with the local early broadcasts in 1987, is the tallest structure in Saskatchewan at over 300m (1052 ft., with lights and top antenna). The Tower was constructed by Towerectors, a company that specialized in constructing Communications Towers.[1] Towerectors was owned and operated by Gerhard F. Hein and George Anderson.

The station first signed on the air on September 6, 1987, under the ownership of Canwest. CFRE and its sister station in Saskatoon, CFSK, were branded as "STV", and became part of the CanWest Global System in 1990 until the Global Television Network brand was expanded to all of Canwest's stations in 1997.

News operation[edit]

Former logo of CFSK-TV and CFRE-TV from 1997 to 2006

CFRE-DT presently broadcasts 24½ hours of local newscasts each week (with 4½ hours on weekdays, and one hour each on Saturdays and Sundays). As of August 2015, Global News at 10 and all weekend news programming is produced out of Toronto; anchors are provided by the centralized news operation, but the broadcasts feature local reporting..

On May 31, 2011, Shaw Media announced that a new local weekday morning newscast would begin broadcasting on CFRE in late-August 2011. The morning newscast runs for three hours from 6 to 9 a.m.[2] On August 11, 2011, it was announced that Heather Anderson would anchor the program.[3]

In late 2011, CFRE-DT became the first television station in the Regina market to begin broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition. On August 20, 2012, CFRE expanded its half-hour 10 p.m. newscast to one hour, and changed the name of the program from Prime News to News Hour Final (it has since been renamed Global News at 10); the addition of the morning newscast and the expansion of primetime newscast is part of an expansion of local news programming on Global owned-and-operated stations across Canada as part of a benefits package that was included as a condition of the sale of the Global Television Network to Shaw Communications.[4]

Current Local News Programs[edit]

  • Global News Morning - airing from 6-9am CT on weekdays. The program is anchored by Teri Fikowski, Candace Daniel on weather/traffic and Krista Sharpe reporting local news live from the field..[5] National and international news stories are anchored out of Toronto with Jeff McArthur and Carolyn Mackenzie The change was made in May 2015 as part of a new news presentation strategy by Global News.
  • Global News at Noon - airing from 12-12:15pm CT on weekdays exclusively online at It is anchored by Whitney Stinson with Tiffany Lizée on weather and traffic.
  • Global News at 6 - airing daily from 6-6:30pm CT. On weekdays, Global News at 6 is anchored by Whitney Stinson with Tiffany Lizèe on weather and Derek Meyers on sports. On the weekends, Global News at 6 is anchored from Toronto with Angie Seth reading news and Ross Hull on weather.[5]
  • Global News at 10 - airing weekdays from 10-11pm CT and weekends from 10-10:30pm CT. On weekdays, Global News at 10 is anchored by Antony Robart and Crystal Goomansingh out of Toronto with Ross Hull or Mike Arsenault on weather and Asa Rehman on sports. Global News at 10 on weekends is also anchored from Toronto with Angie Seth reading news and Mike Arsenault on weather. Until September 2015, Global News at 10 was anchored locally out of Regina.[6]
  • Focus Saskatchewan - airing on weekends from 6:30-7pm CT, after Global News at 6. It is hosted by Blake Lough and also airs on Global Saskatoon. Focus Saskatchewan is a current-affairs and political-affairs program.[5]

On-air Staff[7][edit]

Name Position Program
Whitney Stinson Anchor Global News at 6
Tiffany Lizée Weather Specialist Global News at 6
Teri Fikowski Anchor Global News Morning
Candace Daniel Weather Specialist Global News Morning
Krista Sharpe Morning Live Reporter Global News Morning
Taylor Shire Sports Anchor/Reporter Global News at 6
Derek Bidwell Sports Anchor Global News at 6
David Baxter Provincial Affairs Reporter
Christa Dao Reporter
Blake Lough Reporter
Focus Saskatchewan
Jules Knox Reporter

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[8]
11.1 1080i 16:9 CFRE-HD Main CFRE-DT programming / Global

Analogue-to-digital conversion[edit]

On August 10, 2011, three weeks before Canadian television stations in CRTC-designated mandatory markets were slated to transition from analogue to digital broadcasts, CFRE flash cut its digital signal into operation on VHF channel 11.[9]


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