CHCA-TV can be heard at 87.7 MHz on FM radios, though at a slightly lower volume than other FM stations - due to technical reasons.
Plans to extend the signal to Edmonton and Calgary were denied in 2005 by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), but a new application to the same effect was approved in 2007. The translator in Coronation, formerly CKRD-TV-1 on channel 10 is now on channel 13, broadcasting the Edmonton CBXT signal since the disaffiliation from CBC.
The station airs local newscasts at 5 and 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday to Friday with anchor Jennifer Ivanov, and until September of 2008 aired newscasts on the weekends. This change co-incided with Global Edmonton remotely taking control of the station's production. The news set surrounding the on air talent is digitally created, similar to a weather anchor's green screen set up. It currently has reporters Tino Makris, Nancy Carlson, Mike Dennis, Tanara Maclean, Jeff Urkevich, and Nicole Weisberg, along with Sports Director Slav Kornik and Weather Specialist Suzy Burge.
On September 7, 2007, local programming was renamed "CHCA News" as a result of the rebranding of the national CH service as E!.
In the period between 1969 and 1976, CKRD was owned by Henry Flock and Gordon Spackman who also owned two radio stations with the same moniker in Red Deer (CKRD-AM and CKRD-FM). Past employees of that era included Danny Teed, Ron MacLean and Al Coates. In 1976, Monarch Broadcasting purchased the station, and in 1989, was purchased by Allarcom (not to be confused with Allarco). Allarcom merged with WIC in 1991, before being purchased by Canwest in 2000.
In the days as CKRD, the station was known on air as RDTV. Its general slogan was "The Heart of the West", and its news slogan was "Our focus is YOU". CKRD broadcast a minimum of 40 hours of programming from the CBC, with the rest of the programming coming from Canwest's CH system. Some of those who wanted a full CBC schedule could view Edmonton's CBXT in the area, other areas lacked a real CBC station.
News bulletins were broadcast at 12 noon and 5 p.m., with a Saturday bulletin produced by CITV Edmonton aired at either 11pm, or after Hockey Night in Canada. The weekend newscast was moved to Sundays near the end of its association with CBC.
Sportscaster Ron MacLean began his career at CKRD.
On June 8, 2007, the CRTC approved a new application to add rebroadcast transmitters in Calgary and Edmonton. The Edmonton transmitter is broadcasting on Channel 17; the Calgary transmitter is broadcasting on Channel 44. Rogers initially received approval in principle for the Calgary transmitter, but was required to submit a new application for an alternate channel number because of a conflict with Rogers Communications' contemporaneous application for new Omni Television outlets in both cities. The station will not be allowed to solicit local advertising in Calgary or Edmonton (although it could theoretically accept if specifically approached by advertisers in those markets).
|Station||City of licence||Channel||ERP||HAAT||Transmitter Coordinates|
|CHCA-TV-1||Calgary||44 (UHF)||79 kW||206 m|
|CHCA-TV-2||Edmonton||17 (UHF)||92 kW||232 m|
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