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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, »

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

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

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 »

Arts & Entertainment, Highlights, 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 »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Film relays people’s experiences of RCI shortwave towers

Spectres of Shortwave is an experimental film which features a stunning landscape with 13 shortwave towers and people’s testimony about how they experienced them. It has been modified to also serve as a radio documentary. The towers, ranging in height »

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 »


RCI 70th anniversary: (Film) – 21st anniversary with former RCI journalist

On the occasion of its 21st anniversary, innovative half-hour television show Take 30 invited one of its producers, a former host with RCI to talk about the broadcaster. Begun in 1962, by 1966 Take 30 had evolved into an interesting »