CHEK Republic: A Revolution in Local Television

By Diane Dakers

In 2009, Victoria's CHEK-TV turned the 1st employee-owned tv station in North the USA after company proprietor CanWest international threatened to close it down. The David-and-Goliath tale made nationwide headlines and reawakened a trust in neighborhood, autonomous broadcasting. within the 5 years because the worker buy of the station, CHEK has weathered the demanding situations of self reliant possession and is still proudly neighborhood, in each experience of the note. whereas the way forward for media is unpredictable and the feasibility of neighborhood tv is still challenged, CHEK Republic is, at its middle, successful tale, chronicling the lengthy background, close to downfall, and rebirth of a really special media outlet.

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