Fonds F 537 - CJFB-TV fonds

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CJFB-TV fonds

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F 537

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  • 1940-2006 (Creation)

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1.004 m of textual records
330 videocassettes : u-matic, VHS
133 film reels

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Swift Current Telecasting Co. Ltd. was incorporated in Saskatchewan on July 24, 1957. Founded by William (Bill) and Julie Forst, the company operated CJFB-TV television station in Swift Current as a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) affiliate. On May 31, 2002, the company closed CJFB-TV and sold their assets to CBC Toronto. On January 1, 2008, Swift Current Telecasting Co. Ltd. and 101113135 Saskatchewan Ltd. amalgamated into a new business corporation.

Custodial history

Darlene Forst, daughter of William and Julie Forst, donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives, in two accessions in 2009 and 2010: 2009-608 (June 8, 2009) and 2010-250 (June 14, 2010).

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used in the operation of CJFB-TV television station in Swift Current, Saskatchewan from 1940 to 2006.

The types of records included are video cassettes and video reels of locally produced television shows, featuring interview segments, file footage, locally developed advertisements and programming, and news coverage; personal items of the Forst family related to their broadcast activities, including textual records, objects, and audio discs related to station activities and Forst Radio, active during the 1940s in Vegreville, Alberta; audio reels related to programming; and station-related textual records including applications, licenses, inspections, user manuals, promotional and production activities, maps, and technical drawings of the station and transmitters.

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These records are open for research use.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

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SAFA 430 consists of fonds and series descriptions, file listings of textual records and item descriptions of moving images and sound recordings. The paper guide consists of fonds and series descriptions only.

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General note

35 technical drawings; 35 audio discs : vinyl; 24 audio reels; 16 maps; 10 photographs; 8 objects; 6 1/4 inch Scotch film reels; 2 blueprints; 1 2 inch film reel; 1 Sony VO-9800SP umatic tape player

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Other codes: Moving images: MI-263 to MI-567; MI-1469 to MI-1493; Sound recordings: SR-20 to SR-42; SR-43 to SR-76

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