Timeline: 40 Years of ‘Our’ TV

WATCH: Look back at Global Edmonton’s past four decades as we celebrate our 40th birthday.

EDMONTON — The year was 1974 when ITV — now known as Global Edmonton — was born. Life in Edmonton looked a little different, to say the least.

Jasper Avenue and 106 Street, 1974
Jasper Avenue and 106 Street, 1974. City of Edmonton Archives

Headline news: U.S. President Richard Nixon resigns

Oscar-winning film: The Godfather Part II by Francis Ford Coppolla

Top songs:  The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand and Terry Jacks’ Seasons In The Sun

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Edmonton’s population was 445,691, slightly more than half what it is today. Ivor Dent was finishing up a six-year term as the city’s mayor, and William Hawrelak was beginning what would be one year in office.

On the news front, the launch of ITV was about to transform the media landscape.

As we celebrate our 40th birthday, here are some of the highlights from the past four decades.

The trip down memory continues with a few of our favourite photos from years gone by.

The official sign-on of ITV on September 21, 1974 with Dr. and Mrs. Allard. Global News
Our current station manager, Tim Spelliscy, in his reporting days at ITV. Global News
ITV reporter interviewing the premier. Global News
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Lorraine Mansbridge circa 1980s. To this day, she's a huge part of Global Edmonton's Morning News. Global News
Bird's eye view of the set. Global News
Weatherman extraordinaire Bill Matheson in front of his renowned weather board. Global News
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One of our old live trucks. Global News
Gord Steinke, Lynda Steele, John Sexsmith, and Claire Martin in the ITV days. Global News
Kory Siegers was the first female camera operator in the studio. She now works as an assignment editor. Global News
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Lesley MacDonald during her ITV anchoring days. She now hosts the Woman of Vision segment on Global Edmonton each month. Global News
John Candy on SCTV. Global News

WATCH: The extended version of our 40-year montage

A huge thank you to those of you who have been with us from the very beginning.

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SEE MORE: Then & Now

We’d love to hear what your favourite ITV/Global Edmonton memories are! You can share them in the comments section below, on our Facebook page, or on Twitter.

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