Tuesday, May 10, 2016

CKVR Classic Television Classic Schedule Card

I admit I cannot remember what summer this was: When I get a chance I'll check archived television listings.

Barrie, Ontario, television station CKVR used to be terrific. Not any more.

I made an adjustment based on a comment I received. Here is a piece that I extracted from the original post which inspired the comment:

"For now take it as any summer between 1980 and 1982. (I'm pretty sure it's not 1983 or 1984 as I remember Irwin Allen shows being run; awful ones like Land of the Giants and Lost in Space.)"


Tibor said...

I remember them being bought out by City TV....then poof!

Simon St. Laurent said...

CKVR slammed downhill when they became "The New VR".

The joke was "I want the old VR back!" Toronto Star 'television' columnist Rob Salem did a story on the big changeover and quoted a few people as saying that.

Now CKVR(DT) is a joke of CTV's doing.

Greg Woods said...

I think this ad is later. The key here is "Newhart". If they're not lazily referring to "The Bob Newhart Show" (the first series), then the second series would've hit syndication in the mid-80s or onward.

Simon St. Laurent said...

I think you're right. I don't know much about any version of "Bob Newhart" but the title issue would be a clue, as you say.

Right after I uploaded the post I realized there was a clue: The cable channel realignment from 20 to 33.

But, this is before 1992; that's when CKVR's summer program became "Time Warp Television".

I will adjust the post soon.