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CBC News Announces New Sunday Morning Talk Show

Wendy-Mesley150CBC News today announced a new Sunday morning talk show to be hosted by award-winning journalist Wendy Mesley. Launching in early 2018, the interactive program will focus on the intersection of media, technology and politics and be broadcast live on CBC and CBC News Network every Sunday morning, with further details to be confirmed at a later date. 

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Rogers Media Expands Local News Coverage in Alberta with CityNews and OMNI Regional TV

OMNI-TVRogers Media announced on June 5, 2017 that it will be expanding its news program, CityNews, in Edmonton this September and in Calgary by the winter of 2018. It’s part of a wider expansion that will also see local versions of the program air in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Montreal. The one-hour newscasts will broadcast seven days a week with CityNews at Six at 6 p.m. and CityNews Tonight at 11 p.m.

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Alberta TV Station – NUTV: University of Calgary’s Campus TV Station for 25 Years and Counting

NUTV-logoNUTV is the University of Calgary’s campus based television station. Started as a club way back in 1984, they became a society in 1991 and are funded by a student levy. They’ve produced a variety of community television shows over the years, winning various awards, and are currently releasing new content on their YouTube channel every Friday! NUTV fosters the development of industry standard media and related skills in its members, which can be applied to their education or careers.

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Alberta TV Station – CITL, One of Two Newcap Television Stations in Lloydminster, Alberta

CITL-logoCITL is owned by Newcap Radio and serves as an affiliate of CTV in Lloydminster, a city of 28,000 that straddles the Alberta and Saskatchewan border. The station shares studios located on the Alberta side of Lloydminster with its sister station, CKSA, an affiliate of Global TV. The station’s newscasts air at noon. 6 pm and 11:30 pm weekdays, and 6 pm on weekends. It produces two other local programs each week: The Gloves are Off (sports discussion) – Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m and Week in Review – Saturdays at 5:00 pm.

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Alberta TV Station – CHAT-TV Medicine Hat Launches an Online News Portal

CHAT-News-TodayCHAT-TV is a City-affiliated television station located in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The station is owned by the Jim Pattison Group. The station began broadcasting on September 14, 1957 under the ownership of Monarch Broadcasting Company which was co-owned with local radio station CHAT (1270 AM, now on 94.5 FM). CHAT-TV was the fourth television station in Alberta to sign on the air, and its launch was presided over by then-premier Ernest Manning.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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