CKRN-DT

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CKRN-DT
CKRN-TV.svg
Abitibi-Témiscamingue
City of license Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
Branding Radio-Canada Télévision CKRN
Channels Digital: 9 (VHF)
Virtual: 4.1 (PSIP)
Translators see below
Affiliations Ici Radio-Canada Télé
Owner RNC MÉDIA, Inc.
First air date December 25, 1957
Call letters' meaning CK Radio Nord
(original name of current owners)
Sister station(s) CFEM-DT, CFVS-DT
Former callsigns CKRN-TV (1957-2011)
Former channel number(s) Analogue:
4 (VHF, 1957-2011)
Former affiliations CBC Television (secondary, 1957-1962)
Transmitter power 19 kW
Height 219.6 m
Transmitter coordinates 48°15′52″N 79°2′38″W / 48.26444°N 79.04389°W / 48.26444; -79.04389

CKRN-DT (branded on-air as Radio-Canada Télévision CKRN) is a privately owned French language television station affiliated with Ici Radio-Canada Télé in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada, which essentially functions as a semi-satellite of Montreal Radio-Canada flagship station CBFT-DT due to not having alternative non-network sources of programming available. It broadcasts a digital signal on VHF channel 9 (or virtual channel 4.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter near Chemin Powell (north of Route 101) in Rouyn-Noranda.

Owned by RNC Media, it is sister to TVA outlet CFEM-DT and Val-d'Or V outlet CFVS-DT, and all three share studios located on Avenue Murdoch and Avenue de la Saint Anne in Rouyn-Noranda. This station can also be seen on Câblevision du Nord de Québec channel 7 and digital channel 411.

History[edit]

The station commenced broadcasting on December 25, 1957 as then-Radio-Nord's first television station, sharing its callsign with its radio sister station, CKRN AM 1400 (now CHOA-FM 96.5). It was originally a dual affiliate of Radio-Canada and the English-language CBC. The CBC subsequently launched a rebroadcaster in Malartic of its English Montreal affiliate CBMT in the area in 1961, CBVD-TV channel 5, and CKRN dropped its English programming in 1962.[note 1]

Transmitters[edit]

Station City of licence Channel ERP HAAT Transmitter Coordinates
CKRN-TV-2 Ville-Marie 6 (VHF) 0.005 kW NA 47°21′12″N 79°27′36″W / 47.35333°N 79.46000°W / 47.35333; -79.46000 (CKRN-TV-2)
CKRN-TV-3 Béarn/Fabre 3 (VHF) 3.64 kW 165.5 m 47°15′16″N 79°22′37″W / 47.25444°N 79.37694°W / 47.25444; -79.37694 (CKRN-TV-3)
CJDG-DT Val-d'Or 7 (VHF) 21.5 kW 204.5 m 48°25′17″N 77°50′49″W / 48.42139°N 77.84694°W / 48.42139; -77.84694 (CJDG-TV)
CJDG-TV-2 Lebel-sur-Quévillon 11 (VHF) 0.005 kW NA 49°3′25″N 76°58′47″W / 49.05694°N 76.97972°W / 49.05694; -76.97972 (CJDG-TV-2)
CJDG-TV-3 Joutel 11 (VHF) 0.781 kW 152.7 m 49°27′20″N 78°19′51″W / 49.45556°N 78.33083°W / 49.45556; -78.33083 (CJDG-TV-3)
CJDG-TV-4 Matagami 9 (VHF) 0.364 kW 78.9 m 49°44′3″N 77°40′44″W / 49.73417°N 77.67889°W / 49.73417; -77.67889 (CJDG-TV-4)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CBVD primarily served the Val-d'Or area, with a marginal signal at best in Rouyn-Noranda; CBC for the Rouyn-Noranda area was served by CFCL-TV-2 channel 2 in Kearns, Ontario, a repeater of CFCL-TV in Timmins; that translator would become CBLT-8 in 2008, as a repeater of CBLT Toronto. Both CBVD and CBLT-8 would close in 2012, due to the CBC's budget cuts.

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