CJLH went on air November 20th 1955 on channel 7. Norman Botterill was Geneal Manager. The station was a joint venture of CJOC-AM and the Lethbridge Herald. Management was supplied by Taylor Pearson & Carson, the owners of CJOC. The "CJ" in the call sign came from CJOC and the "LH" represented the Lethbridge Herald. A CBC affiliate, the network programs (about two thirds of their schedule) arrived via kinescopes a few days or up to a week after they had originated live in Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver or from the U. S. Networks (CJLH joined CBS as a secondary affiliate). Shows included "Channel 7 Spotlight", "Remember When “and “Home Gardener”. Three months after the station went on the air, the BBM measurement service showed that CJLH-TV had a potential audience of 9,400 homes, but within a year that number had grown to 19,200, - and of those, 16,000 had already acquired TV sets. The station was the only signal available in the area at the time. From http://www.broadcasting-history.ca
Disk one has general history, and stories about Tv in Lethbridge. The first employees where interviewed they are: Don Slade, Andy Durina, Bob Ray, Doug Card, Winn Duffy, Don Pilling, Norm Young, Gerogia Fooks, Corine Mortens, Brent Seely, Kay MacCloud, Betty Greg, Joan Waterfeild, Ron Watmough and Howie Stevenson.
Disk two features the 50th reunion of all the people involved in TV in Lethbridge. However it gives a good pop culture review as they remember the popular TV shows of the eras. Topics included music, fashion, politics, sports, art, and technology.
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Disk 1: History of station, Reception Friday July, 29/05, Video snapshots. XXXDisk 2: 1955-65, 1965-75, 1975-85, 1985-95, 1995-05, We remember.
Chinook - May '89; About the Festival of Christmas - Dec '89; Christmas Concert - Dec '92; History of Christmas Cards - Dec '91; City Police - Sept '91; Coffee Shops and Restaurants within 5 min of Museum - Sept '92; Canadian Coulee. Poem by Linda Pearce - June '93; What is a Coulee? Poem by Emma J…
Muse News is a monthly newsletter published by the Sir Alexander Galt Museum. The newsletter consisted of the following sections: address from the Museum Co-ordinator/Curator, anouncement of events, description of current exhibits, and articles on local history.
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Chinook - May '89; About the Festival of Christmas - Dec '89; Christmas Concert - Dec '92; History of Christmas Cards - Dec '91; City Police - Sept '91; Coffee Shops and Restaurants within 5 min of Museum - Sept '92; Canadian Coulee. Poem by Linda Pearce - June '93; What is a Coulee? Poem by Emma Johnson - April '93; Coulee - July '92; Coulees, How They Came to Be. Poem by Florence Butler - March '93; Coulees. Poem by Jane Dalziel - Feb '93; Counters - Nov '89; Curling Stones - Jan '91; Dinosaur at Daybreak. Poem by Leona Flim - May '93; Dolls - Apr '91; Samuel S. Dunham - Jun '89; Easter Bonnets - Mar '91; Easter: History and Symbols - Mar '89; Easter Gift Giving - Mar '91; Edmonton Commercial Cards - Jan '92; Henrietta Louise Edwards (Muir) - Sep '89; Evolution of Canada's Electoral System - Apr '92; Family Album - Feb '92; Family Day - Nov '91; The Origins of Father's Day - Jun '91; New Fire Hall - Sep '91; Fire Hall #1 - Sep '91; Choosing a National Flag - Jul '90; The Origin of Our Flag - Jul '91; Fort Whoop-Up - Apr '89; Fortune Eggs - Mar '91; Galt Hospital - July '89; Alexander and Elliot Galt - Jul '90; Galt Company Hospital - Feb '89; Sir Alexander Galt - Jul '89; Lethbridge Galt Hospital - Architect - Sep '89; Galt Rehabilitation Centre - Jul '89; Germal POWs in Canada - Mar'94; Ghost Stories at the Galt - Oct '92; Ghosts at the Galt - May '93; Christian Gibson - May '91; Glass Diary Bottles - Apr '91; Greed Wooded Cell Door - Sep '91; Groundhog Day or Candlemas (February 2) - Feb '92; Gurney Museum - Mar '92; Ione Harris - Feb '92; Harvest Home - Oct '91; Heritage and the Horses - Jul '91; Highlanders (113th Oversees Battallion) - Nov '91; Albert Hing - Oct '93; Historical Society Spring Tour - May '91; Hodson's Locomotive's Bud - Dec '91; Hoofprints & Hitchingposts - Jul '91;Hospitals - M.N. July'89; Huges, Katerine - March '90; Humpty Dumpty Circus - Dec. '90; Hunting in southern Alberta - Oct.'91; January - The Name - Jan. '93; Japanaese Paper cutting Kiri E. - April '89; Alex Johnston - April '90; Dr. Alex Johnston - April '90; Kainia Chieftainship- Feb. 90; Kemppainen, Henry - June '91; Kessler, A Tribute to Reg - May'94; Kissess, why do x's stand for kissess-Feb '92; Kymograph Machine - Sept. '93; Lacrosse in early Lethbridge - August '92; Latter Day Saint Art - June '90; Lethbridge how the city developed - Aug.'89; Liberals - April '89; Lieutenant Govenor Laird - Aug '90; Link Trainer - Nov. '90; Livingstone, Robert - May '94;Mary Gregory Decoration Feb. '94; Matrioska Dolls - Feb. 94; Mayor's Council Chair - March '91; McClung Nellie Letitia (Mooney) Sept. '89; McCready Tom (Camera Collection) - Sept '89;McKinney Lousie (Crumpy) Sept. '89; Medalta Pottery - May '84; Michaels, William & Martha - Aug. '91; Militia Lethbridge and the - May'93; Miners, Alberta: A Tribute - June '93; Model Railway Toys - Dec '93; Mother's Day - May '93; Mounted Police History of - Oct '90; Museum Week - May '90; Museum Day - May 92; Museum Day International - May'93; Music in the Military - Nov. '91; N.W.M.P. - July '89; Names Index - Sept '90; New Year's Eve Ball, Lethbridge's first - Jan.'93; New Year history of the celebration - Jan. '90; Newprint Facts - April '91; Nicholas Sheran - April '89; Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden - May '92; Nortgh Western Coal & Navigation Company Limited - July '89; Nuts for Nutcrackers - Nov. '93; O Canada, our national anthem - July '91; Office Management - Oct. '90; One-Room School House - Sept'92; Ornaments, Old-time - Dec '93; Page, Percy - Jan '92; Paintings of historical Lethbridge - Aug. '89; Palekh Art - Jan'94;Parlby, Irene (Maryat) - Sept'89; Percussive pick machine on wheels - Jan.'89; Percy Plain Woman - Two Gun - Sept '90; Persons Case - March ;92; Phonographic Disc - May '90; Pinic, the origin of the word - July '91; Pioneer Policing in southern Alberta - Mach '94; Pioneer Christmas Tree - Dec'90; Player Piano - Dec '91; Prairie medicine wheels - Nov '92; Pairie coulee - Sept '90; Print a salute to a - Nov. '93; Pysanky, the Art of - March '94; Quill to Fax - Oct. '99; Quilt Search - March '93; Quilts, a history of Alberta - Oct. '89; Quilts - Oct '92; Radio - March '89; Rivers Old Man and the Belly - March'89; Roundup - The Last Great - March '90; Saddle - March ;92; Saint Valentinews' Day - Feb. '91; Saint Peter - April '94; Scottish Tartans, History of - Jan '92; Seal of the Corporation -April '1992; Senators - April '89; Short, William H.O. - Sept. '91; Side-saddle, the Lady and her - May '92; Snare Drum - Nov '91; Snowmaiden, Legend of the - Feb. '92;
Spectacles - June '90; Stafford Family, William - Feb.'92; Stafford, William - July '89;Stained Glass 11 - July '93; Stained Glass, history of - May '91; Stewart, John Stewart - Oct. ;93; Sweat Lodge Ceremony - Aug '93; The Famous Five - Sept. '89; Theatre Lethbridge - March '94; Tom Three Persons - April' 93; Tourist Guide to Lethbridge, The Galt Museum - Sept '92; Toy TraIn, Evolution of the - Dec '91; Treaty Number 7 - Aug. '90; Tysmbaly - July '93; Ukrainian Immigrants to Canada - Nov '91; Umbrella - June'92; Ursenbach, Mrs Jessie R. - Sept.'93; Valentines Day Card - Feb. '89; Velocipede Car - Jan. '89; Volunteer Profile - Aug'89; Volunteers (Call for) - Aug. '89; Voting, Changes in the process - April '92; War - 20th AntiTank Battery - Aug. '89; Watch repair shop - Sept'91; Westbrook, James & Harold - Oct. '89; Westbrook Barbershop Pole - March '93; Whiffletree Harmness - April '94; Winchester Rifles - Oct. '91; Women in the military - Nov. '89; Wood. Legacy in - April' 94;