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It’s World Radio Day!

In 2011 UNESCO declared February 13th to be World Radio Day, which was adopted by the U.N General Assembly as an ‘international day’ the following year. This year the theme is diversity. Radio Canada International joined with four other broadcasters »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

More Canadian content, and streaming services should pay

An independent panel reviewing electronic media in Canada has released a long awaited report. Canada’s Broadcast Act hasn’t been updated since 1991,  well before the arrival of the internet and streaming services like Netflix, Prime, Crave, Apple, Spotify and Amazon »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

History Feb 25, 1945: Canada’s voice to the world official start

On this date, Feb 25, 1945, Canada joined many other nations in having a world broadcasting presence. Initially known as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation “international service”, the shortwave broadcaster later became known as Radio Canada International in 1972. View from »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

RCI 70th anniversary: A humourous take on RCI’s 15th anniversary in 1960

Max Ferguson’s broadcasting career began just a year after RCI or the CBC International Service as it was then known, went on the air. As a junior announcer on the domestic public service (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), he found shortly after »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & 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 »