Tag Archives: CBC

Guest Post: Brian’s 1974 mix tape of off-air shortwave radio recordings

Many thanks to SWLing Post and Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, Brian Smith, for the following guest post and vintage recording: Shortwave Radio 1974: Canada, Argentina, Spain, West Germany, Albania, utility stations -Brian Smith (W9IND) Want to know what shortwave radio … Continue reading

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CBK transmitter building to be demolished

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Chris, who shares a link to this article from the CBC: Historic CBK transmitter building in Watrous to be demolished Most people who have grown up in the prairie provinces will have received their … Continue reading

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Thousands protest cuts to CBC

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, David Iurescia, for sharing this story from Radio Canada International: “Thousands of people marched in several cities in the province of Quebec and the New Brunswick city of Moncton on Sunday to protest ongoing cuts … Continue reading

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Snow on the Dial – The Voice of Denendeh Falls Silent

If you enjoyed Garth Mullins’ radio documentary “End of the Dial” you might also enjoy his  follow up, “Snow on the Dial-The Voice of Denendeh Falls Silent.”  Mullins also produces the podcast, East Van Calling, which focuses on radio and various social justice … Continue reading

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Radio: “a rare dimension to our human experience”

Regarding Garth Mullins’ radio documentary, SWLing Post reader, David Korchin, comments: “I got my start in a small FM station in Saskatoon—CFMC, doing overnights, then drive, then mornings. Kind of a loose format, and with such a small staff that … Continue reading

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Radio is dead? Not according to Mullins

Garth Mullins is an SWL and a radio geek:  yes, he’s one of us. What’s more, Mullins believes that radio is now experiencing a renaissance.  Listen to his brilliant documentary, End of the Dial, which was recently re-broadcast on the CBC … Continue reading

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The CBC: A truly “wireless” transfer of money

(Source: CBC News via Andrea Borgnino) On The Morning Edition, CBC Kitchener-Waterloo was able to successfully transmit bitcoin over radio waves. This makes what is believed to be the first known transmission of the digital currency by a public radio station. Why are Canadians … Continue reading

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