CKVR, Before It Was New and Before It Was A
YouTube user WNED17 recently uploaded some fantastic retro-Toronto-centric gems. These clips have brought back a tonne of memories for me, so I'm going to feature them one by one over the next few weeks.
Admittedly, I don't spend much time watching A-Channel. To be honest, I don't think I've watched more than a minute of A-Channel. A-Channel will always be CKVR to me.
CKVR, a CBC affiliate when I was growing up, broadcasts out of Barrie. When that CBC affiliation ended in 1995, CKVR was re-branded The New VR, and it stayed The New VR for a decade, even as jerks like me ridiculed them for it.
As silly as it was for a network to call itself The New VR after ten years, that name was a helluva lot better than A-Channel. I find myself wondering what was wrong with good ol' CKVR. Then again, I haven't watched since I got my fill of "Leave It To Beaver" re-runs in the late 80s.
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