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1961 in Canadian television

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List of years in Canadian television

The following is a list of events affecting Canadian television in 1961. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches.



Show Station Premiere Date
Razzle Dazzle CBC Television October 2
Singalong Jubilee
Curling on CBC
Reach for the Top CBUT
CTV National News CTN
Cross Canada Barndance
West Coast
A Kin to Win
Twenty Questions October 4
Take a Chance October 9
Telepoll December 3

Ending this year

Show Station Cancelled


  • February 24 - Lynette Gillis, Actress, voice actress and singer
  • September 16 - Jen Tolley, Actress, voice actress and singer

Television shows



TV movies

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Television stations


Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Notes/References
January 1 Halifax, Nova Scotia CJCH-TV 5 Independent
Toronto, Ontario CFTO-TV 9
January 20 Montreal, Quebec CFCF-TV 12
February 19 CFTM-TV 10
March 12 Ottawa, Ontario CJOH-TV 13
August 20 Prince George, British Columbia CKPG-TV 2 CBC Television
October 1 Edmonton, Alberta CBXT-TV 5 CBC Television (O&O)

Network affiliation changes

Date Market Station Channel Old affiliation New affiliation References
October 1 Edmonton, Alberta CFRN-TV 3 CBC Television CTV
Halifax, Nova Scotia CJCH-TV 5 Independent CTV
Montreal, Quebec CFCF-TV 12
Ottawa, Ontario CJOH-TV 13
Toronto, Ontario CFTO-TV 9
Vancouver, British Columbia CHAN-TV 8
Winnipeg, Manitoba CJAY-TV 7
October 8 Calgary, Alberta CFCN-TV 4
Unknown date Hamilton/Toronto, Ontario CHCH-TV 11 CBC Television Independent
Wingham, Ontario CKNX-TV 8 CBC Television (primary)
CBS (secondary)
CBC Television (exclusive) [1]

See also


  1. ^ “CKNX-TV Station History” Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
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