CKRN-DT

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CKRN-DT
(defunct)
CKRN-TV.svg
Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
Canada
BrandingRadio-Canada Télévision CKRN
ChannelsDigital: 9 (VHF)
Virtual: 4 (PSIP)
Translatorssee below
AffiliationsIci Radio-Canada Télé
OwnerRNC Media
First air dateDecember 25, 1957 (1957-12-25)
Last air dateMarch 25, 2018 (2018-03-25)
(60 years, 90 days)
Call letters' meaningCK Radio Nord
(original name of current owners)
-or-
CK Rouyn-Noranda
Sister station(s)CFEM-DT, CFVS-DT
Former callsignsCKRN-TV (1957–2011)
Former channel number(s)Analogue:
4 (VHF, 1957-2011)
Former affiliationsCBC Television (secondary; 1957–1962)
Transmitter power19 kW
Height219.6 m (720 ft)
Transmitter coordinates48°15′52″N 79°2′38″W / 48.26444°N 79.04389°W / 48.26444; -79.04389
Licensing authorityCRTC
Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap 
Download coordinates as: KML · GPX

CKRN-DT (branded on-air as Radio-Canada Télévision CKRN) was a privately owned Ici Radio-Canada Télé-affiliated television station licensed to Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada, which essentially functioned as a semi-satellite of Montreal Radio-Canada flagship station CBFT-DT due to not having alternative non-network sources of programming available. It broadcast 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 was a sister station to TVA outlet CFEM-DT and Val-d'Or V outlet CFVS-DT, and all three shared studios located on Avenue Murdoch and Avenue de la Saint Anne in Rouyn-Noranda. On cable, CKRN was available 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]

On March 1, 2018, it was announced that CKRN would cease broadcasting at midnight on March 25. The shutdown left Ici Radio-Canada Télé without an over-the-air outlet in the Abitibi region.[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)
(had construction permit to move to 7 (VHF))
3.64 kW 165.5 m (543 ft) 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 (671 ft) 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 (501 ft) 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 (259 ft) 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 in Toronto. Both CBVD and CBLT-8 would close in 2012, due to the CBC's budget cuts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ de Noncourt, Thierry (March 1, 2018). "Fin de diffusion pour CKRN". Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda (in French). Médias Transcontinental S.E.N.C. Retrieved March 9, 2018.

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