Media in Timmins

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Media of Timmins, Ontario includes:


With the launch of CFCL in 1952, Timmins became home to the first French-language radio station in Ontario. (The first French-language radio station in Canada outside of Quebec, CKSB, was launched in 1946 in Saint-Boniface, Manitoba.)

Currently, many of the city's radio stations simulcast stations from Sudbury for at least part of their broadcast day.

Frequency Call sign Branding Format Owner Notes
FM 92.1 CJQQ-FM 92.1 Rock active rock Rogers Media
FM 93.1 CHMT-FM Moose FM adult contemporary Vista Broadcast Group
FM 96.1 CBCJ-FM CBC Radio One news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
FM 97.1 CBON-FM-25 Ici Radio-Canada Première news/talk Canadian Broadcasting Corporation French
FM 99.3 CKGB-FM Kiss 99.3 hot adult contemporary Rogers Media
FM 104.1 CHYK-FM Le Loup 104.1 hot adult contemporary Le5 Communications French
FM 105.5 CJTK-FM-5 KFM Christian radio Eternacom Rebroadcaster of CJTK-FM Sudbury.
FM 106.7 CJWT-FM Wawatay First Nations community radio Wawatay Native Communications Society

Defunct radio stations[edit]


Timmins is home to one television station which is locally licensed, CITO-TV. However, that station effectively acts as a satellite of Sudbury's CICI-TV as part of the CTV Northern Ontario system — the station's only direct local production is a brief local news insert which airs as part of regional newscasts produced at the Sudbury station. The city formerly also had its own CBC Television affiliate, CFCL-TV. However, that station was acquired directly by the CBC in 2002, and became a straight analogue rebroadcaster of CBLT-DT from Toronto; the repeater would close down on July 31, 2012, due to budget cuts.

Timmins is not designated as a mandatory market for digital television conversion.

OTA channel OTA virtual channel (PSIP) EastLink Cable Call sign Network Notes
3 (VHF) 4 CITO-TV CTV De facto rebroadcaster of CICI-TV (Sudbury)
11 (VHF) 6 CHCH-TV-7 Independent Rebroadcaster of CHCH-DT (Hamilton)
13 (VHF) 13.1 5 CIII-DT-13 Global Rebroadcaster of CIII-DT (Toronto)
3 EastLink TV Community channel for EastLink Cable subscribers; formerly Persona News 3


The cable television provider in the city is EastLink (formerly Persona Cable). The city's community channel is branded as EastLink TV. EastLink also produces a separate channel for real estate and advertising listings, branded as ClaimPost Realty.

Timmins is one of the few cities in Ontario whose cable provider carries an affiliate of the Quebec television network V (in this case, Montreal flagship CFJP-DT), which has only voluntary carriage rights outside of Quebec. In addition, Eastlink also carries Gatineau TVA affiliate CHOT-DT, instead of Montreal's CFTM-DT, which most cable systems outside of Quebec and Ottawa Valley carry; due to the region's large Franco-Ontarian community, Northern Cable, EastLink's predecessor in much of Northeastern Ontario, already carried CHOT long before TVA carriage became mandatory nationwide.