From James Bawden:
Is This The End For Hamilton’s CHCH-TV?
In those days it was a cocky independent servicing a huge swathe of southern Ontario.Â In 1971 southern Ontario viewers had their choices of a CBC station in Toronto (CBLT), a CTV affiliate (CFTO), and CHCH and that was about it.
TVOntario was just about ready to start.
If you had a powerful enough antenna you could also reach CBC’s Barrie affiliate CKVR and CTV’s Kitchener affiliate CKCO-TV.Â And then there were the Buffalo stations: CBS’s WBEN-TV, Channel 4, NBC’s WGR-TV, Channel 2, and ABC’s WKBW-TV, Channel 7 plus a wobbly PBS affiliate, Channel 17.
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