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Anniversary of Radio Canada International, 75 today

Today is an auspicious day for RCI. It was February 25, 1945 that the CBC International Service began shortwave broadcasting to Europe. It was designed at the time to provide accurate news to occupied areas in English French and German, »

L_R: Terry Haig, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

The Link

The LINK Online, Nov 29, 30, Dec. 1, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Levon, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Former Canadian spy chief calls for ‘clear eyed’ national security discussion A major international conference held in Ottawa this week, saw political leaders past and present, along with top »

Link hosts L-R: Marie Claude Simard, Mathiew Leiser, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

The Link

The LINK Online, Sept. 20,21,22, 2019

Your hosts, Marie-Claude, Levon, Matt and Marc (video of show at bottom) Trudeau apologizes to Canada’s racial minorities over blackface scandal The leader of the Liberal party, Justin Trudeau, has had to face extremely difficult questions over his past when »

Society

RCI journalist Carmel Kilkenny dies after short illness

It’s with great sadness that we inform you that our dear colleague Carmel Kilkenny passed away on Tuesday. Carmel was known for her professionalism, warmth and signature voice both at RCI and at CBC where she also previously worked. Carmel »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, The Link

The LINK Online, Jan. 18-19-20

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc  (video of show at bottom) Canadian naval ship heads home after six-month tour in Mediterranean and North Atlantic Spanish Frigate Cristobal Colon, French Naval Ship Latouche-Tréville and Turkish Naval Ship Oruceis sail ahead of »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

 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 »

International, Society

Former RCI transmitter site – slow transformation

The former RCI transmitter site near Sackville New Brunswick, sold to a First Nations group, is now in the process of being absorbed into native reserve land and some as yet undetermined use. During the Second World War as Canada »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Culture Day in Quebec

Every year, the province holds “culture day” in which various cultural institutions open their doors to the public in a kind of exposition of what they do and what they offer. Here in Montreal, the headquarters centre of the domestic »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Canada history: Feb 25, 1945- Canada’s Voice to the World

Canada’s shortwave service officially launched It had been a bit of a bumpy ride for Canada to get its own voice heard internationally. The idea that Canada’s voice and opinions needed to be heard internationally had been bandied about as »

The Link

The LINK Online, Sat. 09, July 2016

Your hosts today, Carmel, Levon, and Marc After over two years of fighting, South Sudan has a lack of food with one in three people not having enough to eat. © Lucy Beck/CARE The  world’s youngest country, South Sudan,  is celebrating »