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Thoughts after the Canadian RCI/CBC Senate hearing

Last night, I listened to a live stream of the Canadian senate hearings regarding last year’s Radio Canada International cuts to shortwave radio. CBC president Hubert LaCroix and RCI director Michelle Parent met remarkably little criticism or resistance in the … Continue reading

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CBC News: RCI looking for Sackville transmitter site buyers

Just posted by CBC News:  a breaking news item which focuses on the closure of the Sackville RCI transmitter site and reveals the fact that site owners are now looking for buyers. During my recent visit to the Sackville site, I … Continue reading

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WWII shortwave messages found on cardboard discs

(Source: The Globe and Mail) The voices of Canadian servicemen fade in and out, at times clear and booming, at others distant and muffled. But for their families, these scratchy, static-laden messages were the sound of hope. The men were … Continue reading

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Is radio a Canadian invention?

Today is Thanksgiving in Canada–and perhaps we should all thank this fine country for its contribution to radio as we know it today. In this short audio documentary, Radio Canada International focuses on the innovative work of Canadian Reginald Aubrey … Continue reading

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Canada’s shortwave time station, CHU, is moving

Press release from the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada: Time to change your shortwave radio dial After seventy years of broadcasting Canada’s official time, NRC’s shortwave station CHU will move the transmission frequency for the 7335 KHz transmitter to … Continue reading

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