Tag Archives: RCI

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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Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. There’s a topic I’d like to put on table. One that, in my radio-centric world, stirs up a fair amount of discussion…and, truth be told, apprehension. The question, … Continue reading

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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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Sackville Tribune-Post reports on dismantling of RCI site

Many thanks to Ken Reitz for sharing this: (Source: Sackville Tribune-Post) A piece of local history is slowly disappearing as crews dismantle the former Radio Canada International transmission towers on the marsh near Sackville, N.B. The towers, erected prior to … Continue reading

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Listener Post: Karen Shenfeld

Karen Shenfeld’s radio story is the latest in our series called Listener Posts, where I will place all of your personal radio histories and memories. If you would like to add your story to the mix, simply send your story by email! In … 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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