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1945: Radio Canada International’s first broadcast

Many thanks to Mark for sharing this bit of radio history from the CBC Digital Archives: “In February 1945, the “Voice of Canada” spoke to the world for the first time. The CBC International Service was founded to broadcast to … Continue reading

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Amanda Dawn Christie shares footage of RCI towers falling

Documentary filmmaker, Amanda Dawn Christie, has been gathering footage to create Spectres of Shortwave: a 90 minute documentary film focusing on the Radio Canada International Sackville transmitting site. Little did Christie know when she started shooting the film several years … Continue reading

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CTV: Sackville towers will fall soon

(Source: CTV News Atlantic) The international radio transmission towers that have been a fixture on the Tantramar Marsh for decades are being demolished – a lost landmark to people who live in the area. […]Radio Canada International erected the towers … Continue reading

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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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Spectres of Shortwave: RCI Sackville documentary seeks support

Last year, we mentioned that a documentary film featuring the RCI Sackville transmitter site was in the works. Fortunately, artist/film maker Amanda Dawn Christie, is on track for production of Spectres of Shortwave. Though the film has already received $70,000 in … Continue reading

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Radio Canada International’s first broadcast 68 years ago

(Source: RCI Action) Canada’s international radio service started officially on February 25, 1945 with an address by Canada’s Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, followed by Justice Minister Louis St-Laurent (in French) and then by Howard B. Chase, chairman of … Continue reading

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Senator Segal’s motion receives unanimous vote: special committee enquiry into RCI cuts

An excellent development in Canada: Senator Hugh Segal’s motion for a special committee enquiry into the CBC decision to slash the Radio Canada International budget by 80 per cent has received a unanimous vote in the Senate. Committee hearings will begin as … Continue reading

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