CKVR, Before It Was New and Before It Was A

Published by Toronto Mike on March 30, 2008 @ 13:16 in Television

memoryYouTube 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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4 Responses to "CKVR, Before It Was New and Before It Was A"

Jason | GetYourOJ.com
March 30, 2008 / 23:26

oh is that what happened to the new vr

it was cool as ckvr with the three stooges-a-thon (s)

Andrew
March 31, 2008 / 10:17

I always wonder what happenned to "Very" Roger at the New VR.

Do you remember "Very" Roger?

The_Voice
April 2, 2008 / 20:28

Stooge-a-thon!!! The number one thing missing from television.

G. Lee
February 25, 2009 / 17:59

There was a period as an independent station, CKVR identified itself simply as CKVR.
The logo was a small sun or flower shape. Within a few short years, it became THE NEW VR.

They will going digital at the very last minute.


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