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|City of license||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan|
|Channels||Analog: 8 (VHF)|
Digital: allocated 59 (UHF)
(CTV Television, Inc.)
|First air date||December 5, 1954|
|Former affiliations||CBC (1954-1969)|
|Transmitter Power||325 kW|
CFQC signed on the air in December, 1954, owned by the Murphy Family along with CFQC radio. Initially a CBC affiliate, it started airing CTV programming in 1969, and became a full-time CTV affiliate in 1971 when the CBC put CBKST on the air.
In 1972 the station was purchased by Baton Broadcasting, owners of CTV flagship station CFTO-TV Toronto. In 1986, Baton purchased stations in Regina, Yorkton, and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and eventually combined their operations with CFQC-TV. Today, the station is owned and operated by CTV, Inc., a division of CTVglobemedia. In the past, it identified itself as CFQC, TV8, and (during much of the 1970s and 80s) QC8. Although currently known as simply 'CTV Saskatoon', per the current standard for CTV affiliates, long-time viewers of the station still know it by one of its older brands, such as CFQC, QC or QC8.
The CFQC-TV newscast is also transmitted on CTV Prince Albert since there is no local 6:00 or 11:30 news for the Prince Albert station.
Alumni of CFQC's news division include Keith Morrison, who went on to become the weekend anchor of the CTV National News before joining NBC, and Don Wittman, who became a sports commentator for the CBC. Children's TV host Helen Lumby also hosted a show at CFQC in her early career, before moving on to create Size Small.
The call letters CFQC were originally assigned to an AM radio station that began broadcasting in Saskatoon in 1923. From the 1950s-late 1980s it had the same ownership as the TV station, for a time sharing broadcast facilities and on-air personnel. By the late 1980s, CFQC Radio was no longer connected with its television counterpart and moved into its own studio facility. In 1995, the station moved to the FM dial where it became CFQC-FM or "Hot 93". In November 2007, the station changed its call letters to CKBL-FM and it adopted the branding "The Bull".
|Station||City of licence||Channel||ERP||HAAT||Transmitter Coordinates|
|CFQC-TV-1||Stranraer||3 (VHF)||100 kW||268.1 m|
|CFQC-TV-2||North Battleford||6 (VHF)||30.3 kW||178 m|
Current CFQC-TV personalities
- Trish Cheveldayoff, Jeff Rogstad (News at Noon Co-Anchors)
- Rob MacDonald & Chantel Huber (News at Six Co-Anchors)
- Mike Ciona (Weekend Anchor at Six and 11:30)
- Veronica Jubinville (11:30 Anchor)
- Mark Rogstad, Jennifer Jellicoe, Mike Ciona, Bob Simpson, Craig Wilson, Veronica Jubinville, Tara Yolan (On-field Reporters)
- Jeff Rogstad (Weather)
- Kevin Waugh, Jesse Carlson, Mike Ciona (Sports)
- Bob Simpson (Farmgate Host)
- Nelson Bird (Indigenous Circle Host)
- CTV Saskatoon
- CTV Saskatchewan News
- Canadian Communications Foundation - CFQC-TV History
- Query the REC's Canadian station database for CFQC-TV