Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Public broadcasting threatened- Switzerland case

skype video interview at bottom of story Swiss referendum may decide to close public broadcasting When radio started in the early part of the last century, most countries established a national public broadcasting system; first radio, then television, and now» 


Do you trust the news?

With all the talk about fake news the polling firm Ipsos-Reid asked 1001 Canadians earlier this month about their opinions of the news and media. Darrell Bricker is CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs. Darell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs © via» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Canada history: Jan 18,1972 Canada stands up for Canadian music

Until 1972, just about the only way a Canadian musical artist would be heard on Canadian radio, was through a combination of extreme talent and good luck, or if they had already been successful in the US. It was extremely» 

The LINK Online Sun. Dec. 18, 2016

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Terry Haig, and Marc RCI’s Eilis Quinn in Baker Lake Nunavut 2016 © supplied Eillis Quinn is the journalist and editor of RCI’s website “Eye on the Arctic”. It is RCI’s site dedicated to news and» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Decline of journalism in Canada: Part 2 of 2

For years, decades in fact, small and medium sized newspapers have been closing their doors while radio and TV stations have been reducing their journalist staff. In some cases small papers or media outlets (ie radio) have become unprofitable and» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International

The LINK Online, Sat. Oct. 01, 2016

Your hosts, Lynn, and Marc An image from the ad campaign shows an arrow between a child and an abuser, implying that a click on the tipline could come between the two and protect the child from sexual abuse. © Canadian» 

Arts and Entertainment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

History, December 1, 1919 -The first official radio station,

Radio as we know it was first created by Reginald Fessenden, a Canadian working in the US. And although many sites list an American station as the first broadcaster, in fact it was a station in Canada, XWA that was» 

Arts and Entertainment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canada’s first distance learning effort November 21, 1927

Long before the arrival of the internet, and the concept of what is now known as MOOC’s (massive open online content), and long before television, the University of Alberta established it’s own radio station to provide distance learning courses to» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

August 26: anniversary of a revolution in radio

If Canadian Reginald Fessenden should be correctly credited with inventing modern radio transmission, then the invention of another Canadian, Edward “Ted” Rogers, of Toronto can be credited with another major revolution in radio. Advert from 1925 announcing the demonstration and» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics, Society

The state of radio in Canada

The importance of radio is being celebrated in countries around the world on this UNESCO World Radio Day (February 13). In Canada, radio’s crucial role as a source of immediate news and music has faded, faced with competition from television,»