CBYT-TV (CBC-TV), Corner Brook, Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
CBYT channel 5 operated with an effective radiated power of 197 watts video and 98.5 watts audio. At this time, the CBC also operated CFSN-TV (channel 8) at Harmon Field. It had an ERP of 294 watts video and 147 watts audio.
CBYT-4 Port-aux-Basques opened on December 22.
By this time, CBYT operated with an ERP of 10,600 watts video and 2,120 watts audio. Studios and offices were located at 162 Premier Drive.
On January 11, the CRTC renewed CBYT-TV's licence until September 30, 1985.
At CBYT's licence renewal hearing, concerns were expressed by the public that the station could be subject to further programming (local programming had already been cut by some 6 hours a week in recent years) and the possibility of closure of the station. The CBC responded that it has no intention of ceasing the production of locally-originated programming at CBYT.
Local news programming came to an end on CBYT Corner Brook due to budget cuts. CBNT would now provide coverage of the Corner Brook area and the Newfoundland west coast using reporters and staff located in Corner Brook. CBYT did not become a rebroadcaster of CBNT. It maintained master control in Corner Brook, allowing it to continue to broadcast station identification, public service announcements, occasional specials, and commercial messages.
On July 19, the CBC was authorized to change the program source for CBYT-3 Bonne Bay, CBYT-6 Cow Head, CBYT-7 Trout River, CBYT-8 Portland Creek, and CBYT-9 Hawkes Bay, from CBYT Corner Brook to the CBC Northern Television Services and CBNT St. John's. The CBC said the provision of signals by satellite would improve technical quality while reducing costs.
By this time, CBYT operated the following rebroadcast transmitters: CBYT-1 Stephenville, CBYT-2 Irishtown, CBYT-4 Port-aux-Basques, CBYT-5 St. Andrews, CBYT-10 Harbour Le Cou, CBYT-11 Rose Blanche, CBYT-12 Gillams, CBYT-13 Lark Harbour, CBYT-14 York Harbour and CBYAT Deer Lake. CBYT broadcasts 10 hours of programming per week from CBNT St. John's and 125 hours of programming from the CBC's English-language television network.
On November 16, CBYT-1 Stephenville was granted an increase in effective radiated power from 11,600 watts to 12,010 watts. The CBC stated that, following a change in the transmitting antenna, this amendment was required to maintain the coverage area of CBYT-1.
2002 On July 5, CBNT St. John's was given approval to add the following transmitters: CBYT Corner Brook, CBYT-1 Stephenville, CBYT-2 Irishtown, CBYT-4 Port-aux-Basques, CBYT-5 St. Andrews, CBYT-10 Harbour Le Cou, CBYT-11 Rose Blanche, CBYT-12 Gillams, CBYT-13 Lark Harbour, CBYT-14 York Harbour and CBYAT Deer Lake. CBYT no longer had any local component and fully simulcast CBNT so there was no need for CBYT and its transmitters to be licensed separately from CBNT. The licence for CBYT and its transmitters was revoked on September 5.