CKNC-TV

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Not to be confused with KCNC-TV.
CKNC-TV
(defunct)
City Sudbury, Ontario
Branding MCTV - CBC
Channels Analog: 9 (VHF)
Translators see below
Affiliations CBC
Owner J. Conrad Lavigne (1971 - 1980)
Mid-Canada Communications (1980 - 1990)
Baton Broadcasting/CTV Inc. (1990 - 2002)
First air date October 8, 1971
Last air date October 27, 2002
Sister station(s) CICI-TV
Transmitter power 198.1 kW
Height 221 m
Transmitter coordinates 46°30′2″N 81°1′12″W / 46.50056°N 81.02000°W / 46.50056; -81.02000

CKNC-TV was a television station in Sudbury, Ontario. The station was in operation from 1971 to 2002 as a private affiliate of CBC Television.

History[edit]

CKNC was established on October 8, 1971 by J. Conrad Lavigne, the owner of CFCL in Timmins. On the same day, the existing television station in Sudbury, CKSO, switched its affiliation to CTV. A rebroadcaster with the call sign CKNC-TV-1 went to air in Elliot Lake on the same date. That transmitter was sold to the CBC in 1982, although it continued to air CKNC's signal for the remainder of the station's existence.

Until 1980, CICI and CKNC aggressively competed with each other for advertising dollars, leaving both in a precarious financial position due to the Sudbury market's relatively small size. In 1980, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission approved the merger of the two stations, along with their co-owned stations in North Bay and Timmins, into the MCTV twinstick.

In 1990, the MCTV stations were acquired by Baton Broadcasting, which became the sole corporate owner of CTV in 1997.

End of operations[edit]

CTV subsequently sold its four CBC affiliates in Northern Ontario — CKNC, CHNB in North Bay, CJIC in Sault Ste. Marie and CFCL in Timmins — directly to the CBC in 2002.[1] All four ceased to exist as separate stations on October 27, 2002, becoming rebroadcasters of Toronto's CBLT, with CKNC's call sign changed to CBLT-6. These translators would close on July 31, 2012, due to budget cuts affecting the CBC.[2][3]

Transmitters[edit]

Station City of licence Channel ERP HAAT Transmitter Coordinates
CBCE-TV Little Current 16 (UHF) 59.2 kW 254 m 45°56′1″N 81°59′32″W / 45.93361°N 81.99222°W / 45.93361; -81.99222 (CBCE-TV)
CBEC-TV Elliot Lake 7 (VHF) 67.9 kW 173.5 m 46°23′16″N 82°37′16″W / 46.38778°N 82.62111°W / 46.38778; -82.62111 (CBEC-TV)

Other notes[edit]

CKNC was also the original callsign, in the 1920s and 1930s, of a radio station in Toronto that now uses the callsign CJBC.

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