Tag Archives: RCI Cuts

CRTC revokes Sackville’s CBC North license

Occasionally, I have the opportunity to report good news on the SWLing Post. Unfortunately, this news is of a very disappointing turn:  According to the CBC’s plan, Sackville’s shortwave broadcasting license for the CBC North Quebec service has been revoked … Continue reading

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Senator Hugh Segal demands that CBC senior management explain rationale for sharp cuts to RCI

Yesterday, Senator Hugh Segal made a motion in the 1st Session of the 41st Parliment that the senior management of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) explain the decision to cut funding of Radio Canada International by 80%, in light of … Continue reading

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Petition to save RCI Sackville from being dismantled

Dear SWLing Post readers, I don’t often ask you for favors, but over the past few days, I’ve been working hard in the background to stop the Radio Canada International Sackville, New Brunswick transmission site from being dismantled. Now, I … Continue reading

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RCI Action: Stop CBC from dismantling our transmitters to the world

October 31st is quickly approaching and the CBC has requested that the remaining employees at Radio Canada Internationals Sackville transmission site begin dismantling antennas and transmitters that are not currently being used for their remaining three broadcaster clients (NHK, KBS … Continue reading

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RNZ interviews RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda: Shutting off the shortwave

Radio New Zealand’s Bryan Crump, host of  Nights, interviewed RCI Action Committee spokesperson, Wojtek Gwiazda today. It’s an excellent and insightful interview. Thank you, Mike, for the tip! You can download the audio from the show here, or simply use … Continue reading

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RCI’s “radio silence”

This well-written, comprehensive take on RCI’s closures does an excellent job of addressing radio’s continued relevance in our current socio-political climate. It even includes a brief quote from yours truly.  Thanks, Rich, for bringing this to my attention. (Source: rabble.ca by Garth … Continue reading

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Toronto Sun: Killing RCI was shortsighted

(Source: Toronto Sun) BY WARREN KINSELLA ,QMI AGENCY The chipping away at Canada continues apace. Radio Canada International’s shortwave service was, quite literally, Canada’s voice to the world for nearly 70 years — through wars, through triumphs and disasters, through it … Continue reading

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