Oct. 31 at 4:45 pm: CHAN TV CHANNEL 8 VANCOUVER signs on as Vancouver’s first independent TV station. Within 2 years it would move from it’s small studios on Seymour Street in downtown Vancouver to Lake City in Burnaby. In a year it would become a member of the brand new CTV TELEVISION NETWORK. In 1968, the very popular “News Hour” started from 6-7 pm nightly. Over the next 17 years as it built over 100 rebroadcast transmitters throughout the province, it became known as BCTV. CHAN TV history.
Every privately-owned TV station in Vancouver and Victoria changed network affiliations. BCTV switched from its long-time affiliation with CTV and became Global B.C. For the next four years, the news programming was still called BCTV News (Noon, News Hour, News Hour Final.)
1973: A new corporate
1974: Notice Pierre Trudeau, Dave Barrett, Norm Grohman, Robert Malcolm and Vancouver Mayor Art Phillips.
1975: A late night charity bingo game.
A daily local consumer show.
1981: Bernie Pascall, Fred Latremouille and Tony Parsons.
A TV series promoting local musical talent. Today, Jim Byrnes hosts a weekly radio blues show on SHORE FM 104.1 on Saturday nights.
1986: Tony Parsons and Pamela Martin at the Expo 86 studio.
2 canucks posters
1991: Tony Parsons, Deborrah Hope
and Linden Soles.
From Aug. 13/09: Randene Neill being accosted by "Ginger" a dog up for adoption:
From 1995: BCTV signs off with
"Frosty" Forst doing the voice-over.
Late night Aug. 31, 2001 as BCTV
becomes GLOBAL BC
Halloween 1991: Norm Grohman
sporting a Jamaican look gives the weather forecast:
MORE TO COME. . . . . . . . . . .