Tag Archives: RCI

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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Media Network Plus interviews RCI shortwave supporter, Senator Hugh Segal

PCJ’s Media Network Plus interviewed Senator Hugh Segal last week.  As we mentioned previously, Senator Segal made a motion that the CBC be made accountable for the unfair proportion of cuts imposed on Radio Canada International earlier this year. I found Segal’s thoughts regarding … 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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Final episode of the final Maple Leaf Mailbag now online

On Facebook, Wojtek Gwiazda kindly shared the following message from Terry Haig (who has been subbing for Ian Jones on the MLMB): Dear Friends, I am distraught that the final edition of the MLMB did not go out properly this past weekend … Continue reading

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Help us record shortwave history: Radio Canada International’s final day of broadcasts

As many SWLing Post listeners know, today marks the end of an era. Radio Canada International is being forced to conclude many decades of shortwave radio services in a short-sighted attempt to cut costs. In lieu of exploring numerous cost-cutting … Continue reading

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