Fonds MG 574 CHCA fonds - CHCA television

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Titre propre

CHCA television

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Images en mouvement
  • Document iconographique
  • Document sonore

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RDTV fonds

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RED MG 574 CHCA fonds

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Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

Mention de projection (cartographique)

Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

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Description matérielle

3196 video cassettes : Betacam, Betacam SP, DVC Pro, 3" Type C video reel, Betamax, u-Matic, VHS
146 optical disc : DVD
1371 photographs : print, 35 mm negatives
35.5 cm of textual records
11 audio cassettes
9 audio reels
5 DAT tapes
1 object : clock

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Histoire administrative

CHCA-TV started broadcasting on December 11, 1957 and continued broadcasting until August 31, 2009. The CA stood for Central Alberta. The station was founded by Fred Bartley, and primarily served as a CBC and Canwest CH rebroadcast station.

In September 1965, the call letters were changed to CKRD-TV. From 1969 to 1976, CKRD-TV was owned by Henry Flock and Gordon Spackmen who owned two radio stations with the same call sign. In 1976, Monarch Broadcasting purchased the station, and in 1989 Monarch was purchased by Allarcom. Allarcom merged with WIC in 1991 and was then purchased by Canwest in 2000.

On September 5, 2005 the station ended its affiliation with the CBC and joined the CH television system, changing its call letters back to CHCA. The station was relaunched on September 7, 2007 as E! Red Deer as part of Canwest's rebranding.

During its broadcasting period, popular programs included the local newscasts at 5pm, 5:30pm and 11pm Monday to Friday, Hockey Night in Canada, and Toon Crew. Sportscaster Ron MacLean began his career at this station.

The station went dark on August 31, 2009.

Historique de la conservation

Records were transferred in 2 accessions in 2008 and 2011. Records were created as per the daily business and operational functions of the CHCA television station.

Portée et contenu

Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records created, accumulated and used by CHCA television in their activities creating, recording, and editing television broadcasts for Red Deer and area.

Records include video tapes, photographs, negatives, slides, documents, contact sheets, and miscellaneous documents relating to C.H.C.A. Television and R.D.T.V. Topics include local sports, rodeo (local and around the province, Makin' 8 series), protests and strikes, crime, fundraisers and events, and local businesses. Some videos also include national and international news and sports, including NHL highlight reels.

No series assignment has been applied to the fonds.

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État de conservation

Records were very dusty. Some videos are being digitized.

Source immédiate d'acquisition


Original order maintained when known.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

Disponibilité d'autres formats

Some videos are being digitized.

Restrictions d'accès

Some restrictions identified: copyright for some items, as noted on file list.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

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File list available.

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No further accurals are expected.

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Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

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Identifiant de la description du document

Identifiant du service d'archives

Red Deer and District Archives

Règles ou conventions


Niveau de détail


Langue de la description

  • anglais

Langage d'écriture de la description


Content of the fonds

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