Hear our first broadcast in 1945 – Radio Canada International

Canada’s international radio service started officially on February 25, 1945 with an address by Canada’s Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, followed by Justice Minister Louis St-Laurent (in French) and then by Howard B. Chase, chairman of the CBC board of governors:

With its shortwave towers in Sackville, New Brunswick, the CBC International Service (as it was called then) would provide Canadians and foreign listeners with news, information, and music from Canada. For more details and audio, please go to the archives of our national public radio and TV broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada here.

On June 24, 2012, more than 67 years after the first broadcast, Radio Canada International broadcast its last radio programmes, and went to a a web-only Internet service.

For what you can do to restore radio to Radio Canada International please read: http://rciaction.org/blog/what-you-can-do/

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Wojtek Gwiazda has been the spokesperson for the RCI Action Committee since 1991. The Committee is supported and funded by the union that represents almost all RCI employees: the Syndicat des travailleuses et travailleurs de Radio-Canada (STTRC formerly SCRC). E-mail: wojtekrciaction@gmail.com Admin RCI Action Committee Website tagged this post with: Read 89 articles by Admin RCI Action Committee Website
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  1. [...] C’était le 25 février 1945, le Canada inaugurait son service international sur ondes courtes. On peut entendre l’hymne national suivi d’un discours du Premier ministre en anglais suivi d’un commentaire en français puis en anglais. A écouter ici  [...]

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