By Diane Dakers
In 2009, Victoria's CHEK-TV grew to become the 1st employee-owned tv station in North the United States 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 sustaining possession and continues to be proudly neighborhood, in each feel of the be aware. whereas the way forward for media is unpredictable and the feasibility of neighborhood tv remains to be challenged, CHEK Republic is, at
its center, successful tale, chronicling the lengthy background, close to downfall, and rebirth of a very specific media outlet.
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