call_letters = CKPR-TV
city =
station_slogan =
station_branding = Thunder Bay Television
analog = 2 (VHF)
digital = "allocated 49 (UHF)"
other_chs =
affiliations = CBC
network =
airdate = October 4, 1954
location = Thunder Bay, Ontario
callsign_meaning = CK Port ARthur
former_callsigns = CFPA-TV (1954-1957)
CFJC-TV (1957-1962)
former_channel_numbers =
owner = Dougall Media
licensee = Thunder Bay Electronics Ltd
sister_stations = CHFD-TV
former_affiliations =
effective_radiated_power = 56 kW
HAAT = 366.2 m
coordinates = coord|48|31|25|N|89|6|55|W|type:landmark
homepage = [ Thunder Bay Television]

CKPR-TV is a Canadian English language television station. It is a private affiliate of CBC Television. It is licensed to the city of Thunder Bay, in the province of Ontario. CKPR-TV is a twinstick along with the CTV affiliate CHFD-TV; both of which are owned by Thunder Bay Television, a division of Dougall Media. Although this station is a CBC affiliate, it does air a fair amount of CTV programming, mostly from sister station CHFD, when it cannot fit any more CTV programs into their schedule (airing CTV programming, along with programming from Global and CH).


CKPR-TV broadcasts on Channel 2 and Cable 5 in Thunder Bay, and via a translator owned by the CBC in the Nipigon area (CBLK-TV, channel 16 with an ERP of 4.3 kW). It can also be seen on the Bell TV (channel 211) and Star Choice (channel 304) satellite services. The station is also available over the air and also to cable television viewers in Keweenaw County, Michigan and in parts of Cook County, Minnesota.


As one of CBC Television's private affiliates, CKPR-TV airs a predominantly CBC schedule, but does not air the full network schedule at all times. In fact, CTV and Global programs not cleared by CHFD-TV, such as "Survivor", can sometimes be seen on CKPR-TV. [ [ CKPR Schedule at] ]


CKPR-TV began broadcasting on October 4, 1954 as CFPA-TV (the "PA" stood for Port Arthur). The station was then owned by Ralph H. Parker Ltd. Three years later on July 20, 1957, CFPA-TV changed its callsign letters to CFJC-TV and then another ten years later in 1967, Thunder Bay Electronics bought CFJC-TV and changed its callsign again to CKPR-TV. In 1972, Thunder Bay Electronics launched the CTV affiliate CHFD-TV and thus CKPR-TV and CHFD-TV became one of the first private duopoly stations in Canada.

See also



External links

* [ Thunder Bay Television]
* [ Canadian Communications Foundation - CKPR-TV History]

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