Media in Calgary
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The city of Calgary has 32 terrestrial radio stations in which 7 are on the AM frequency and 25 on the FM frequency.
- CoolJamz Radio www.cooljamzradio.com, (Classic Urban Hits, Urban Comtemporary, Hip-Hop, R&B and Old School)
On November 9, 2011, a number of applications were filed to the CRTC for new radio stations to serve Calgary.
|OTA virtual channel (PSIP)||OTA actual channel||Shaw Cable||Call sign||Network||Notes|
|9.1||21 (UHF)||6||CBRT-DT||CBC Television|
|32.1||32 (UHF)||51||CKCS-DT||Yes TV|
|38.1||38 (UHF)||4||CJCO-DT||Omni Television||News programming originates from CJEO-DT (Edmonton), or CFMT-DT/CJMT-DT (Toronto).|
|–||–||10||Shaw TV Calgary||Shaw TV||Community channel for Shaw Cable subscribers.|
CTV Two Alberta ceased broadcasting over-the-air in Calgary on August 31, 2011.
The incumbent cable television provider in Calgary is Shaw Cable. Network programming from the United States is received on cable via affiliates from Spokane, Washington. While prime time in most of Canada runs from 8 pm to 11 pm, American prime time shows on weekdays run from 9 pm to midnight in Calgary, since Spokane is in the Pacific Time Zone. Although Calgary is in the Mountain Time Zone, many of the American cities closer to Calgary didn't have full network service until the late 1980s. Calgary has more than double the population of the Spokane stations' American coverage area. In particular, Spokane's PBS member station, KSPS-TV, has long relied on viewership in Calgary. Except for PBS, HDTV network programming is from Seattle, not Spokane.
On digital cable, U.S. network programming (in standard definition) is available from Detroit, Michigan in the Eastern Time Zone. Prime time shows on weekdays run from 6 to 9 pm. Via digital cable, Calgary customers can also receive broadcasts from other CTV and CBC markets across Canada.
See also .
Daily (paid purchase)
- Calgary Herald - Broadsheet format. Owned by Postmedia Network.
- Calgary Sun - A division of SUNMEDIA, a Quebecor company. Tabloid format.
- Coffee news - weekly fun news and community business marketing tool displayed primarily in local restaurants and coffee shops.
- City Light News - A Christian monthly newspaper.
- BeatRoute- Monthly alternative arts paper.
- Kerby News - a seniors-focused newspaper published out of the Kerby Centre
- The Calgary Journal - Community-focused newspaper with an aim to cover stories that are not covered heavily by other major media outlets.
The city's four major post-secondary institutions publish student-run newspapers that are circulated throughout Calgary:
- The Gauntlet (University of Calgary)
- The Journal (Mount Royal University)
- The Reflector (Mount Royal University)
- The Weal (SAIT Polytechnic).
The following newspapers served Calgary and area, but are no longer published.
- The Albertan - broadsheet daily which served Calgary from 1901 to 1980, at which point it was replaced by the tabloid-format Calgary Sun.
- North Hill News - community weekly founded in the 1950s; later amalgamated with The Calgary Mirror.
- The Calgary Mirror - community weekly, c.1970s to 2001; published by Sun Media during its final decade.
- Fast Forward Weekly (FFWD) - free weekly newspaper, published from 1995 to 2015
- The Calgary Straight - alternative news/entertainment weekly published from 1998 to 2002. Short-lived Calgary expansion of B.C.'s The Georgia Straight.
- FYI Calgary In-Print - community weekly published January to May 2001 by Sun Media as successor to the Mirror. Tied into a news website initiative of Sun Media; later, the idea was revived as 24 Hours.
- Dose - free daily newspaper, 2005–2006, published by CanWest. Later became a website. Succeeded by RushHour.
- List of newspapers in Canada
- List of radio stations in Alberta
- List of television stations in Alberta
- "New comedy format for Calgary’s classic country radio station". CTV News. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
- Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-694