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 Radio Canada International: Spectres of Shortwave

It started out as an art project, but circumstances changed and it became an artistically inspired documentary look at the former shortwave service. It deals in part with the history of the shortwave transmission site, its massive antenna array, and» 

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

Canada History: Beginning of radio (maybe), Dec.12, 1901

First transatlantic wireless signal On a chilly windy December 12, in 1901 history was made, or perhaps “claimed” to have been made. Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi said he had received a number of scratchy clicks on his telegraphy receiving equipment» 

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» 

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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» 

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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»