|Branding||MCTV - CBC|
|Channels||Analog: 9 (VHF)|
J. Conrad Lavigne (1971 - 1980)|
Mid-Canada Communications (1980 - 1990)
Baton Broadcasting/CTV Inc. (1990 - 2002)
|First air date||October 8, 1971|
|Last air date||October 27, 2002|
|Transmitter power||198.1 kW|
|Transmitter coordinates||46°30′2″N 81°1′12″W / 46.50056°N 81.02000°W|
CKNC was established on October 8, 1971 by J. Conrad Lavigne, the owner of CFCL in Timmins. On the same day, the existing television station in Sudbury, CKSO, switched its affiliation to CTV. A rebroadcaster with the call sign CKNC-TV-1 went to air in Elliot Lake on the same date. That transmitter was sold to the CBC in 1982, although it continued to air CKNC's signal for the remainder of the station's existence.
Until 1980, CICI and CKNC aggressively competed with each other for advertising dollars, leaving both in a precarious financial position due to the Sudbury market's relatively small size. In 1980, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission approved the merger of the two stations, along with their co-owned stations in North Bay and Timmins, into the MCTV twinstick.
End of operations
CTV subsequently sold its four CBC affiliates in Northern Ontario — CKNC, CHNB in North Bay, CJIC in Sault Ste. Marie and CFCL in Timmins — directly to the CBC in 2002. All four ceased to exist as separate stations on October 27, 2002, becoming rebroadcasters of Toronto's CBLT, with CKNC's call sign changed to CBLT-6. These translators would close on July 31, 2012, due to budget cuts affecting the CBC.
|Station||City of licence||Channel||ERP||HAAT||Transmitter Coordinates|
|CBCE-TV||Little Current||16 (UHF)||59.2 kW||254 m||45°56′1″N 81°59′32″W / 45.93361°N 81.99222°W|
|CBEC-TV||Elliot Lake||7 (VHF)||67.9 kW||173.5 m||46°23′16″N 82°37′16″W / 46.38778°N 82.62111°W|
- CRTC Decision 2001-457-6, license renewal for all MCTV stations.
- Canadian Communications Foundation - CKNC-TV History