Media in Winnipeg
- 1 Newspapers and magazines
- 2 Television stations
- 3 Radio
- 4 Internet media
- 5 References
Newspapers and magazines
- Metro Winnipeg
- Winnipeg Free Press - a broadsheet newspaper delivered to an average of 125,000 readers seven days a week, including over 162,000 on Saturday
- Winnipeg Sun - a tabloid newspaper with a circulation of 58,520 people on weekdays, 50,884 on Saturdays, and 52,388 on Sundays in 2011
- Winnipeg Tribune (defunct)
- Ang Peryodiko
- The Filipino Journal
- Grassroots News
- The Jewish Post & News
- La Liberté
- Manitoba China Times
- Manitoba Indochina Chinese News
- The Manitoba Muslim
- O Mundial
- The Philippine Times
- The Manitoban - official student newspaper of the University of Manitoba, published weekly during the academic term and monthly during the summer
- The Projector - official student newspaper of Red River College since 1967, published every second Monday
- Senior Scope
- The Uniter - official student newspaper of the University of Winnipeg
- The Herald - free weekly newspaper delivered to northeast Winnipeg homes
- The Lance - free weekly newspaper delivered to south and southeast Winnipeg homes
- The Metro - free weekly newspaper delivered to west Winnipeg homes; not related to Metro Winnipeg
- The Sou'wester - free weekly newspaper delivered to southwest Winnipeg homes
- The Times - free weekly newspaper delivered to northwest Winnipeg homes
- Border Crossings: A Magazine of the Arts
- Canadian Dimension
- Ciao! Magazine
- The Huddle
- Manitoba Hockey News
- WHERE Winnipeg
- Winnipeg Men
- Winnipeg Women
There are five English-language stations and one French-language station based in Winnipeg that supply free programming to the city. Most homes subscribe to cable television through Shaw Communications, or IPTV through MTS. There are also two satellite services available through Shaw Direct and Bell TV. Some homes use grey market satellite dishes to bring in signals from American satellite services.
|OTA virtual channel
|OTA channel||Shaw Cable||Call Sign||Network||Notes|
|3.1||51 (UHF)||10||CBWFT-DT||Ici Radio-Canada Télé|
|6.1||27 (UHF)||2||CBWT-DT||CBC Television|
|35.1||35 (UHF)||11||CIIT-DT||Independent||Formerly Joytv 11|
Additionally, American network affiliates broadcasting from Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota are available over-the-air in many parts of Winnipeg and Southern Manitoba. Until the mid-1980s, KRDK-TV (then known as KXJB) and KVLY-TV (then known as KTHI) from Fargo were available on Winnipeg's cable service. These channels were replaced by WDIV-TV and WJBK from Detroit, later WTOL from Toledo. Currently, WCCO-TV and KARE from Minneapolis, Minnesota are available to Winnipeg via cable. WDAZ-TV from Grand Forks is still available on Winnipeg cable TV systems.
For decades, the Fargo/Grand Forks stations depended heavily on advertising in Winnipeg, as Winnipeg has more than double the population of the Fargo/Grand Forks market. WUHF, the Fox-affiliate from Rochester, New York, has been available on cable since December 1994. Fargo Fox affiliate KVRR operates a repeater, KNRR, in border town Pembina, North Dakota; it reaches Winnipeg over-the-air. However, its weak signal requires either a rooftop VHF antenna aimed south or being located on a high floor of a tall building.
KNRR was intended to target Winnipeg, but is not carried on any Winnipeg-area systems due to Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission concerns that Winnipeg businesses will advertise on KNRR rather than Winnipeg stations. Ironically, some Winnipeg businesses advertise on WDAZ, which is carried on cable TV in Winnipeg, as many Winnipeg residents shop in Grand Forks (and Fargo) to take advantage of lower taxes. However this is sometimes ineffective due to simultaneous substitution. This practice requires cable systems to replace WDAZ's signal with that of a Winnipeg station (usually either CKY or CKND) whenever the same program and episode air simultaneously.
The PBS member network for North Dakota, Prairie Public Television, has been carried on Winnipeg cable systems for over four decades by way of its Grand Forks outlet, KGFE. Winnipeg is almost as large as the entire American population of Prairie Public's footprint, and has long been a significant supporter of the network.
Locally based national cable television channels
Former locally based national cable television channels
- CoolTV - jazz
- DejaView - classic television programming
- Fox Sports World Canada - sports
- Lonestar - western programming, now MovieTime
- mentv - men's programming
- Mystery TV - crime and mystery drama
- TVtropolis - classic television series, formerly known as Prime
- WTN - women's programming
- X-Treme Sports - sports programming
Winnipeg is home to 24 AM and FM radio stations. The most popular station for many years has been CJOB, a talk-oriented station famous for its coverage of major storms and floods. After an absence of many years, Winnipeg is now home to two English-language and one French-language campus radio stations. NCI is devoted to Aboriginal programming, and CKJS is devoted to ethnic programming. CBC Radio One and CBC Radio 2 broadcast local and national programming, and two Radio-Canada stations also broadcast French programming. There are several rock and pop oriented stations, two country stations, and one tourist information station.
|Frequency||Call sign||Brand name||Format||Owner/Notes||City|
|107.9 FM||CJWV||"Flava 107.9"||urban||Harmony Broadcasting Ltd||Winnipeg|
|92.9 FM||CKIC||KICK FM||campus radio||Red River College||Winnipeg|
In 1922, George Melrose Bell of Calgary was licensed to launch a radio station in Winnipeg known as CKZC-AM but this station never made it to the airwaves as he was too busy putting stations on the air in Calgary and Regina, and the license expired. Another defunct station, CKZC was launched by Lynn V. Salton in 1922. It is currently unknown of what happened to CKZC.
On January 23, 2012, the CRTC ruled that campus radio stations in Canada could no longer use students as on-air DJs, and instead would follow the definition of a community radio station. This move meant that CKIC was to be the first station forced off the air due to such a decision. On July 4, 2012, at 4 PM, the station indeed shut down its operation as an over-the-air broadcaster and turned in the corresponding license to the CRTC. Starting in the Fall of 2012, it plans to return to the air as an internet-only radio station.
- Couch Surfin' - Hosted by Devin Bray and Terrance Williams, it was voted the "Best Local Podcast 2013" by University of Winnipeg's student newspaper The Uniter. They typically have interviews with Winnipeg luminaries or people they find interesting. Notable guests include Fred Penner, Charles Adler, Jon Ljungberg, UFC fighters Joe Doerkson and Roland Delorme and rapper Broms of the Filthy Animals.
- The Garbage Hill Podcast Network - Winnipeg's first independent podcast network
- Manitoba Podcast Network - a collection of locally produced online shows that run the gamut from movies and pop culture to craft beer and video games
- Media Nerds Podcast - a weekly discussion about media: TV, Netflix, movies, advertising, journalism, radio and social; hosted by Kenton Larsen and Dan Vadeboncoeur, instructors in Red River College's Creative Communications program
- Return to Sender - a music and comedy podcast focused on promoting little-known, often local, bands
- The Supporting Act - an informal interview podcast highlighting the personalities of local and touring comedians, musicians and other artists.
- "History". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
- "Daily Newspaper Circulation Statement for the 12 Month Period Ended December 2011". Toronto: Canadian Circulations Audit Board. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
- "About Us". Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- "The Uniter". Retrieved 16 February 2010.
- "A farewell - and thanks". Uptown Magazine. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
- "About Us". Border Crossings Magazine. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
- "About Canadian Dimension". Canadian Dimension.
- "Frequently Asked Questions". Herizons. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
- "About Outwords Magazine". Outwords Magazine. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
- Radio News in April 2005 DXing.info
- hard-core-dx.com CJML 580 Winnipeg back for a fortnight
- CHCF-AM, Winnipeg (1922) "The station that never made it on the airwaves", Canadian Communications Foundation.
- CKZC-AM Winnipeg (1922) at Canadian Communications Foundation
- Message from Radio Insight's Twitter feed (January 23, 2012)
- "92.9 KICK-FM Sign Off". Retrieved 5 July 2012.