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CKND-TV
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City of license Winnipeg, Manitoba
Branding Global Winnipeg
Channels Analog: 9 (VHF)
Digital: allocated 28 (UHF)
Translators 2 CKND-TV-2 Minnedosa
Affiliations Global
Owner Canwest Global Communications Corporation
(Canwest Media, Inc.)
First air date September 1, 1975
Call letters’ meaning anagram of KCND
Former affiliations independent (1975-1997)
Transmitter Power CKND-TV: 325 kW
CKND-TV-2: 100 kW
Height CKND-TV: 276.5 m
CKND-TV-2: 396.2 m
Transmitter Coordinates CKND-TV:
49°46′13″N 97°30′29″W / 49.77028°N 97.50806°W / 49.77028; -97.50806
CKND-TV-2:
50°17′0″N 100°6′39″W / 50.283333°N 100.11083°W / 50.283333; -100.11083 (CKND-TV-2)
Website Global Winnipeg

CKND-TV is a television station that broadcasts from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is part of the Global Television Network.

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History

The station's history can be traced back to 1959, where the establishment of its predecessor, KCND-TV, was announced on February 20. It went on the air in Pembina, North Dakota on channel 12 in November 1960. However, the station depended almost entirely on advertising from Winnipeg.

In the early 1970s, Peter Liba, who was then the executive assistant to Izzy Asper, spotted an advertisement from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that called for applications for a new Winnipeg television station. Liba suggested that he and Asper make a bid.

Asper flew to Texas and back many times over the next few months to convince KCND's owner, Gordon McLendon, to sell the station's assets. He finally convinced McLendon that a new Winnipeg station would likely hurt KCND, since Winnipeg advertisers would probably no longer be allowed to deduct their American advertising costs from their taxes for much longer. McLendon sold the station's facilities and equipment to Asper for $750,000.

In September 1974, Asper's group was awarded a broadcasting licence from the CRTC for Winnipeg channel 9, beating two other competitors. They bought property that was formerly a Safeway store on St. Mary's Road for its studios (where the station resided until September, 2008) and moved the old KCND facilities to Winnipeg. CKND's current call letters were obtained by reversing the K and C in KCND.

The CKND ribbon logo was used for about 20 years from 1975-1994.

During Labour Day weekend, on August 31, 1975, KCND signed off and CKND signed on channel 9 (broadcast) and channel 12 (cable), both shown prominently in the station's logo. A new transmitter had been built at the Winnipeg studios, and KCND's old transmitter was moved to Minnedosa, a small town 46 km north of Brandon, to serve western Manitoba. Together, the two transmitters reach 91% of Manitoba's population. CKND's first program that night was the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. [1]

In 1981, KCND became the call letters for KCND-FM, the first Prairie Public Radio (now North Dakota Public Radio) station in Bismarck, North Dakota.

On August 11, 1985, channel 12 returned in Pembina, North Dakota, as KNRR, a satellite of soon-to-be Fox affiliate KVRR channel 15 in Fargo. While KNRR's over-the-air signal did reach Winnipeg, it was not carried on Shaw or MTS TV, who opted for Rochester's WUHF, instead. As the satellite station was never profitable due to its location, as well as its difficulties in being able to reach the Winnipeg audience, KNRR went off the air from June to October 2009 as the station did not upgrade to a digital signal.

The last logo used by CKND before adopting the Global brand.
The first logo used while as Global Winnipeg.

Along with the other Canwest-owned stations, CKND was rebranded as Global in the fall of 1997.

CKND's studios also produce Fox Soccer Report, which airs throughout the world on Fox Sports World Canada, Fox Soccer Channel, and Fox Sports Middle East.

On September 1, 2008, CKND moved its operations downtown to Canwest Place, and on November 14, 2009, the station introduced a 10pm newscast on weekends.

In December 2009, longtime anchor Eva Kovacs announced that she will be leaving after nearly twelve years with Global, to work for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority in 2010. Her last day was December 18, 2009 and Shannon Martin was named as her replacement. Her departure came only a few months after lead Weather Anchor, Andrea Slobodian and Reporter, Meera Bahadoosingh, left for Shaw TV Calgary and Winnipeg, and Nightwatch Reporter/Anchor, Trina Maus left for CKVR-TV in Barrie, Ontario.

Personalities

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Anchors

  • Peter Chura - Evening News (Weekdays at 6 pm)
  • Nicole Dube - Evening News & Prime News (Weekends at 6pm & 10pm)
  • Shannon Martin - Prime News (Weekdays at 10pm), News Final (Weekdays at 11pm)

Weather

  • Craig Larkins - Weekdays

Sports

  • Russ Hobson - Weekdays @ 10 & 11
  • Joe Pascucci - Sports Director/Weekdays @ 6
  • Mitch Rosset - Weekends

Reporters

  • Nicole Dube
  • Crystal Goomansingh - Global National Manitoba correspondent
  • Nelly Gonzalez - Relief anchor
  • Jeff Keele
  • Shannon Martin - Relief anchor
  • Lorraine Nickel
  • Mitch Rosset
  • Lindsay Warner - Relief anchor
  • Laura White

Former CKND Personalities

  • Barry Burns, former news anchor
  • Lisa Best, former entertainment reporter. Currently with CJGV-FM
  • Linda Fabian, former reporter
  • Jim Farrell, former news anchor
  • Kristin Firth, former news anchor
  • Stan Kubicek, former weather person and station announcer
  • Jon Lovlin, former news anchor, current News Director
  • Don Marks, former news anchor
  • Curtis Moore, former weather person
  • Gus Nanton, former news anchor (host of "CKND Newscap")
  • Jeremy St. Louis, former weather person
  • Linden Soles, former news anchor
  • Marjorie Stevens, former news anchor (known originally as Marjorie Salki)
  • Diana Swain, former news anchor. Currently with CBLT
  • Brian Swain, former news anchor (deceased)
  • Derrick Oliver, former news anchor
  • Kate Stutsman, former weather/community anchor. Currently with CHCH-TV
  • Adrienne Pan, former news anchor
  • Stephanie Armstrong, former Meteorologist. Currently with CBXT
  • Tyler Calver, former sports anchor. Formerly with CHEK-TV, now with CHEX-TV
  • Andrea Slobodian, Former Weather/Community Anchor. Now with Shaw TV Calgary
  • Meera Bahadoosingh, Former Reporter. Now with Shaw TV Winnipeg
  • Eva Kovacs, now with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

References

  1. ^ Dulmage, Bill (January 2007). "Television Station History:CKND". Canadian Communications Foundation. http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listings_and_histories/television/histories.php?id=85&historyID=68. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 

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