Broadcast History - October 4

Broadcast History - October 4

Postby jon » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:21 am

In 1964, This Hour Has Seven Days, the CBC's most controversial program ever, debuted on the national network of CBC English television. Based on the BBC's "This was the Week that was", the program lasted only two seasons before CBC senior management weakened, making it the most popular program ever cancelled in Canadian broadcast history. The CCF history is here: ... seven-days


In 2001 at 6:00 p.m., CIVI-TV Victoria and CIVI-TV-2 Vancouver officially signed on, after testing since August 20th. "The New VI" as it was branded, began with a two hour live party starring Moses Znaimer, CHUM's President and Executive Producer of CHUM TV stations. And featuring Nanaimo native and popular jazz singer Diana Krall. Shaw slotted the station on Channel 12 on both Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, pushing KVOS-TV Bellingham into the higher channel numbers.

In 2004 at 8:00 a.m., CKCQ Quesnel did an AM to FM flip, to 100.3 MHz with 1800 watts. The station, along with CKWL-AM Williams Lake and CKBX-AM 100 Mile House, became The Wolf, playing a mixture of Modern Country and Southern Rock. CKCQ-AM first signed on in 1957 on 570 KHz with 1000 watts, CKWL (as CKCQ-1) in 1960 on 1240 KHz with 250 watts, and CKBX in 1971 on 1240 KHz with 1000 watts day and 250 watts night. All three are currently owned by Vista.

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