Since the station’s beginning in 1954, CKCO-TV has produced dozens of programs that have been broadcast locally as well as over the CBC and CTV Television Networks.

Below is a list of programs produced at the station and separated into groupings.

Daily & Weekly Programs – shows produced and aired throughout the years.

Yearly Programs – shows done once a year on a regular basis. 

Specials & Pilots – shows produced once whether for News, Sports, Entertainment or pilots (P) that may or may not have ever been broadcast.

Commercials & Promotions – Local Commercials, Promotions, Station backgrounds and Promises of Performance

If you think of any shows that might have been missed in these lists please feel free to text me with you thoughts.

 

 

Daily & Weekly Programs
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A Night Out See Polka Time
Agri-News Daily – Farm Stories and Farm Stock Prices
Along The Rail Weekly – Harness Racing In Ontario – Host Bill Inkol
Arts Album, The Weekly – Arts and Entertainment in the area – Hosts Stephanie Slater & Dan Donaldson
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Backstage At The Centre Weekly – Centre In The Square Guests – Host Randy Stewart
Bazaar Daily – Morning Show – Hosts; Ron Hill, Reg Sellner, Don MacDonald, & Grace Lawson
Beat, The Weekly – Local Entertainment – Hosts Nancy Richards & Mark Paine
Betty & Friends Daily – Current Events and Fashions – Host Betty Thompson
Big Al’s Cartoon Capers Daily – Noon Cartoons – Host Big Al
Big Al’s Ranch Party Daily – Live Children’s Show in Studio – Host Big Al
Big Al’s Talent Showcase Weekly – Children’s Talent Show – Host Big Al
Big Top Talent Weekly – Children’s Talent Show – Host Oopsy The Clown
Billy O’Connor Show Weekly – Live Music and Entertainment – Host Billy O”Connor
Blue Jays Banter Weekly – Toronto Blue Jays Background – Hosts Bill Inkol & Jeff Hutcheson
Bowling for Dollars Weekly – Contestants bowl for money – Hosts: Jim Craig, Bill Inkol, Jeff Hutcheson, & Tom Knowlton
Brownstone Kids Weekly – Kids Arts and Crafts Show
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Camp Cariboo Weekly – Children’s show – Hosts Tom Knowlton & Mark Baldwin
Camping Show, The Weekly – Outdoors Camping Show – Hosts Jeff Hutcheson & Kelly Crowe
Canada In View Weekly – Network Affiliates Shared News Features
Canadian Bandstand Weekly – Teen’s Music Show – Hosts: Wally Crouter, Gary McLaren, Reg Sellner, Peter Emmerson, & Grant Hoffman
Come Into The Kitchen  Daily – Cooking Show – Hosts Reg Sellner & Mrs. S – Vi Scriver
Country Life, The Weekly – Farm Show – Host David Imrie
Curling Countdown Weekly – Curling Competition – Host Bill Inkol
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Elaine Cole Show, The Daily – Current Affairs and Fashions – Host Elaine Cole
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Famous Knockouts Weekly – Historic Boxing Matches – Hosts George Chuvalo & Charles “Spider” Jones
File 13 Weekly – Regional Affairs
Final Round, The Weekly – Guests Debate – Hosts: Mike Yaworski; Brent Hanson
First Nighter  Weekly – Saturday Night Movie – Host Larry McIntyre
Flower Pot, The Weekly – Gardening Show – Host Betty Thompson
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Gadabout Weekly – On-location Community Events Show – Host Gary McLaren
Gary Buck Show, The Weekly – Music Show – Host Gary Buck
Gemulichkeit See Polka Time
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History Canada Weekly – High Schools Teams Compete – Host Jeff Hutcheson
Horoscope Dollars Daily – Game Show – Host Johnny Walters
House and Home Daily – Home Show – Host Mary Pat Hannan
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I’ll Take Country Weekly – Walters Family Country Music
In Shape For Life Weekly – Health and Wellness Show – Host Dr. Joseph Levy
Inside Country Weekly – Country Music Videos & Interviews – Host Chas Hay
Inside Entertainment Weekly – Entertainment Magazine – Hosts Pamela Sahli & Tino Monte
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Kidd Baker Show, The Weekly – Music – Host Kidd Baker
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Let’s Talk Daily – Current Affairs and Fashion – Host Elaine Cole
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Magic Circus Weekly – Children’s Magic Show – Host Michael McNea and Oopsy The Clown
McLean & Company Daily – Channel 42 only – Conversation – Host Bob McLean
Medical Library Weekly – Medical Information
Minister’s Study, The Daily – Religious Guidance
Morning Magazine  Daily – Interviews – Hosts Betty Thompson, Johnny Walters & Bob McLean
Music Circle Weekly – Musical acts recorded in studio and on location
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News – CTV-News Kitchener CTV News At Noon
CTV News At Five
CTV News At Six
CTV News At 11:30
Newscope Weekly – News features – Hosts: Gary McLaren; Bill Trbovich; Art Baumunk
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OHL Today Weekly – Ontario Hockey League Team Features – Hosts Don Cameron, Jeff Hutcheson & Randy Steinman (1991-1993)
On Stage Weekly – Music Show – Hosts Madonna Tassi & Tino Monte
Ontario Report / Late News
Daily – Late Night News, Weather & Sports – Various Hosts
Oopsy the Clown Show, The Weekly – Children’s shows – Host Bob McNea
Open Roads Weekly – Feature Magazine – Host George Hewitt
OV Stars Of Hockey Weekly – Retired NHL Stars Competition
Over The Farm Fence Daily Farm Segment – Hosts – Jack Lanthier; Ron Hill
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Parenting With Passion Weekly – Family Magazine – Host Deb DeJong
Polka Time  Weekly – Polka Music Dance Party – Host Walter Ostanek
Professionals, The Weekly – Reality show told by people about their professions (1983)
Profile Weekly – Interviews – Various Hosts
Provincewide Weekly – Current affairs & Interviews – Host Daiene Vernile
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Ranch House Weekly – Music
Romper Room  Daily – Network Children’s Show – Various Hosts
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Saturday Morning Weekly – News, Interviews & Features – Various Hosts
Scan News – 6 O’Clock News Daily – Supper time News, Weather, Sports and Entertainment – Various Hosts
See Hear Daily – Morning Show – Hosts Bill Inkol & Ned Kelleher
Silver Bar Ranch Weekly – Country Music Show – Host Bob McKeown
Song Spinners  Weekly – Sunday Evening Music Show with Joe Carlo and Choir
Southwest This Week Weekly (Channel 42 Only) – News & Interviews – Host Mike Yaworski
Sports Roundup Weekly  – Sports Show
Sports Spectrum Weekly (Channel 42 Only) – Sports Features – Host Randy Steinman (1990-1995)
Sunday AM Weekly – News and Feature News Stories – Host – Gary McLaren; Bruce Johnston
Sunday Church Services Weekly – St. Andrews Presbyterian Church & St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
Swing Sensation Weekly – Dixie Land Jazz Music
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Talent Showcase Weekly – Children’s Talent Show – Bob Bratina
Tea Time Flashes Daily – News Review – Hosts – Elaine Cole and Al Hodge
Teen Vid / NRG Weekly – Teen Music Show – Hosts Tino Monte and Linda Brooks
Tempo Ontario Daily – Interviews and Features – Hosts Betty Thompson, Linda Richards & Johnny Walters
Today’s Inventor Weekly – Inventions & Information – Tino Monte & Linda Brooks
Toybox, The Weekly – Children’s Play & Education Show – Bette Thompson
Tree House Weekly – Children’s Play & Education Show – Host Danny Coughlan
Trim Tones / Slimnastics Daily – Exercise Show – Host – Doug Gerrard; and Betty Rodgers
Trivia Company Daily – Game show – Host Johnny Walters
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University On The Air Daily – Network affiliates shared program
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Variety Fare
Daily – Interviews – Host Ron Hill
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Wally Walrus
Daily – Kids Programming & Cartoons – Host Tom Rafferty
Walters Family Live
Weekly – At The Stampede Corral – Country Music
Wedding Album, The Weekly – Wedding Information Show – Hosts Tino Monte & Linda Brooks
What’s Your Point? Weekly – Guests Debate – Host Brent Hanson
Wrestling
Weekly – In Studio Wrestling
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Yearly Programs
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Hoppy’s Search For Talent Yearly – Radio Personality John “Hoppy” Hodges Country Music Talent Contest
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Kinsmen Auction Chatham
Kitchener
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Oktoberfest Opening Ceremonies
Parade
Pagaent
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Parades Freedom Festival Parade
Labour Day Parade
Santa Claus Parade – Cambridge
                                       Kitchener – Waterloo
                                       London
                                       Windsor
Shriner’s Parade
Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Year End Reviews News
          – Ontario 1993…a look back (1994)
Sports
          – Sports – A Year In Review (1996)
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Specials & Pilots (P)
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A Borderline Deal Simon Reisman questioned about NAFTA – Host Ron Johnston (1988)
A Celebration Of Music (1994 and 1995)
Aboard The Tall Ships (1994)
Adventures In The
Evergreen Forrest
(P) Kid’s Puppet Show
After Rwanda Ontario’s Helping Hand – Host Rick Gamble (1994)
After The Tsunami Cities Helping Cities – Host Daiene Vernile (2008)
Airshow London London, Ontario Airshow – Hosts Lisa LaFlamme and Gary McLaren (1994)
An Alpine Holiday Musician and Host Walter Ostanek (1988)
Ancient Drums,
Modern Dreams
Aboriginal Canadians Today – Host Rick Gamble (1994)
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Baseball Toronto Blue Jays Pre-Season Special – Host Randy Steinman (1994)
Detroit Tigers Pre-Season Special – Channel 42 – Host Randy Steinman (1994)
Battle Of The Atlantic, The Sinking and Recovery Of The Ship “The Atlantic” – Host Rick Gamble (1993)
Behind The Mic News – Radio Stations In K-W – Hosts Brent Hanson & Melissa Durrell (2006)
Best Is Yet To Be, The Looking Forward To Retirement – Host Gary McLaren
Better Life, The The Face Lift – Host Janine Grespan (1995)
Brantford Bell
Centennial Parade
Hosts Betty Thompson & Don Willcox (1974)
Buskerville Waterloo Busker Festival – Host John Fowler (1994)
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Canada / Peru The Heart-Links Connection (2000)
Canadian Portraits Co-Production with CFRN-TV Calgary – Host Pamela Sahli (1992)
Challenge Journal (1989)
Channel 11 Sign On Dwight, Ontario Transmitter Turned On – Host Bill Inkol (1976)
Children Having Children Writer, Producer, Host – Colleen Walsh
Christmas Specials A Christmas Holiday (with Walter Ostanek) (1979)
Christmas At The Inn (1981)
Christmas With The Walters Family (1986)
The Gary Buck Christmas Special (1977)
The Wizard Of Christmas Lost (1993)
Victorian Christmas (1979)
City Of Waterloo Taking Care Of Business
CKCO-TV Anniversary Specials 25th Anniversary Special (1979)
40th Anniversary Special (1994)
50th Anniversary Special (2004)
60th Anniversary Special (2014)
65th Anniversary Special (2019)
Cold Case Unsolved Crimes in Southern Ontario – Hosts Brent Hanson & Art Baumunk (2006)
College Reunion, A Barber Shop Singers including the “Twin City Harmonizers” and guests (1982)
Country Connections Country Music Special – Host Pam Sahli (1993)
Cuba After The Revolution – Host Brent Hanson (1992)
Curling Scotties Hearts Women’s Curling Preview (1994)
Scotties Hearts Women’s Curling Preview (2003)
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Dazzling Decades Music Variety from The Centre In The Square (1988)
Dear Departed, The Kw Little Theatre Live Production (1955)
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Elections National, Provincial and Local
1977 Provincial Election – Host Ron Johnston
Elora Festival, The Music (1994)
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Face Off Against Drugs (1989)
Final Voyage The Sinking Of The Captain K – Hosts Jim Haskins, Chris Duncan and Rick Gamble  (1991)
Fire N’ Ice Women’s Hockey (1995)
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Gambling On The Future Gambling change in Ontario – Host Jim Haskins (1992)
Gary Buck Specials
Golden Triangle
Premier Horse Show
Horse Jumping Competition – Hosts Gail Greenough and Jeff Hutcheson (1992)
Grand River Adventure, The Canoeing the Grand River with Stan Gorecki & Rod Deacon – Host Jeff Hutcheson (1992)
Grand River Fishing
Guelph Spring Festival
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I Can See Clearly Now The Rayjon Share Care Story (2002)
I’ll Take Country Walters Family Country Music Special – Host Jeff Hutcheson (1982)
Irish Eyes Unbeaten Sarnia High School football team (1994)
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Kenya Build It!? …a Foundation of Friendship (2007)
Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital The First Hundred Years (1995)
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Ladies Of The Rings Scott Tournament Of Hearts Curling Championship – Hosts Melanie Hnetka and Randy Steinman (2003)
Ladies, The LPGA du Maurier (Westmount G&CC) Preview – Hosts Bill Inkol, Jocelyne Bourassa and Jeff Hutcheson (1990)
Lady Of The Lakes
Live Well Health and Lifestyle – Host Leslie Gordon (2006)
Lulu’s 5th Anniversary Host Tino Monte (1989)
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Mennonites, The Portraits Of A People Apart (1987)
Muskoka Memories Celebrating Over 100 Years Of Boating (1994}
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Nick’s Place (P)
Normandy Pilgrimage The Bridgehead Plus Forty (1984}
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On A Wing And A Prayer Host Bill Trbovich
Our Military…Might The state of Canada’s military. Host Chris Duncan (1986)
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People and Music
Places and Magic
Project People (1981)
Peru Golden Dreams, Tarnished Legacy – Host Steve Parr (1990)
Picture Maker The Art Of Peter Etril Snyder (1995)
Power Pedlars, The The History of Ontario Hydro – Host Lisa LaFlamme (1982)
Practical Ideas For
Fame And Fortune
(P) Host Tino Monte (1992) See also Today’s Inventor
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Remote Access Distant Libraries of the World (2005)
Return To Africa The Elsie Cressman Story (2014)
Rock Solid A Winning Tradition – Host Don Cameron (1994)
Romper Room 20th Anniversary Special – Fran Pappert and Betty Thompson (1992)
Round by Round Lennox Lewis Profile – Host Jeff Hutcheson (1993)
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Scandalous (P) Starring Dinah Christie (1992)
Settling Spirit, The Written and hosted by Lisa LaFlamme (1991)
Shots In The Dark Chris Duncan reports on the 1988 shooting of Bernard Bastien by police (1989)
St. Mary’s Hospital Anniversary Special (2005)
Stan Kenton –
Artistry In Rhythm
Music played and conducted by Stan Kenton (1977)
Stuff@CKCO (P) Teen Entertainment and Review Show – Hosts Adele Newton & Trevor Owens
Summer Sounds Ontario Folk Festivals – Host Lisa Laflamme (1991)
Suubi: Dance, Drum, Dream Dream For Uganda (2014)
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Target Box (P) Game Show – Host John Majhor – Co-Host – Gloria Enright
This Is A Story About Bob Robert Munsch Profile – Host Dale Parsons (1990)
Thunder In The Skies London, Ontario Air Show – Host Dave Carswell (1992)
Trapped Inside Broken Bodies A Study of People with Disabilites (1986)
Trust Bank, The Banker To The Poor (2004)
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Venture Into Music (1991)
Viewer Discretion Advised
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Walters Family Special, The
Winter Winners Ontario’s Special Olympians (1995)
Worlds Apart Conjoined Twins Separated (1986)
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Commercials
Promotions
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Electrohome
with Russ Jackson
Season Launch – 1974
African Lion Safari Canadian Bandstand
Kitchener British Cars (x2) Show Montage
CAA Triptik Channel 42 Information – Reg Sellner
Ali Baba Restaurant Our 25th Year – 1979
Promise of Performance (1979)
Station Interiors – 1980-1981
CAP Presentation – 1985
Station Employees – 1985
News Promo – Ron Johnston
Inside Country Promo – Chad Hay