Brantford Media

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Brantford, Ontario, hosts a number of homegrown media outlets: newspaper, radio and television are all covered. Its proximity to the city of Hamilton, Ontario means that it also receives much of its media from there, along with Kitchener and Toronto, which is about an hour’s drive away. Brantford also shares its media with some of the surrounding locales in the Grand River area.

Print Media

Brantford’s local newspaper is the Brantford Expositor. Besides Brantford itself, the Expositor serves Paris, Buford and the rest of Brant County. Founded in 1852 the newspaper is a proud city tradition, having been a part of the community for well over a century and a half. It celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2002. It is published six days a week (Monday through Saturday) and has been publishing continuously, without interruption, for all of its 150 years of history.

Radio Stations

The city boasts three radio stations. The oldest of these is CKPC (AM). It was founded in 1923, and has been serving Brantford and the Brant area ever since. Found on frequency 1380, CKPC (AM) currently plays oldies. The station also provides local news as well as sports information as part of its format. The station is notable as in 1940 Florence Dolph Buchanan, daughter of the station’s previous owner Cyrus Dolph, took over ownership and operation of the station. She was the first woman in Canadian history to own and operate a radio station.

In 1949, CKPC (AM) extended to the FM frequency, founding CKPC (FM). Originally it simply provided a simulcast of the CKPC AM station, however it has been running independent programming since 1961. It currently plays adult contemporary music. Its tagline, like that of its predecessor is “Simply the best.” It is currently located at frequency 92.1

The third radio station serving the Brantford area is CWFC-FM. It is a religious station and primarily plays Christian music. It is at frequency 93.9 and calls itself “Power 93.9.”

Television Stations

While much of Brantford, Ontario’s television is provided by cities Hamilton, Kitchener and Toronto, Brantford does have one television station of its own. This station is a local community channel which is provided by Rogers TV. It is cable channel 20 from Rogers Cable.

Movies

Aside from media serving the local area, the city has also made an impact on media serving a larger audience. Many movies have had scenes shot within the city, as well as some television shows. An example of a television series which has been shot in Brantford was the episode “Dr. Long Ball” of the joint American/Canadian effort “Due South.”

Recent films shot in Brantford include Weirdsville, shot in 2006. The video game based horror film Silent Hill was also shot in downtown Brantford in 2005. Other films shot in Brantford, Ontario include Welcome to Mooseport and Where the Truth Lies, both of which were filmed at the Brantford Airport.

Copyright (c) 2008 Wes Fernley

The Brantford Source is a free online information resource for Brantford Ontario Canada. We offer the latest news, events and attractions. You can also find information on the Brantford community and learn about the businesses and residents of the telephone city. More information can be viewed at http://www.brantfordsource.com

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