Radio & Television

Federal government honours national historic significance of early commercial radio

MONTRÉAL — Early commercial radio broadcasting in Canada, during the period from 1918-1932, has been commemorated as a national historic event today by Steven Guilbeault, minister of environment and climate change and minister responsible for Parks Canada. “Commercial radio in Canada got its start with the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of Canada in 1918,” explains a Parks Canada press release. “From its rudimentary Montréal facility, this company experimented with wireless broadcasting and received a licence for station XWA in December 1919. A year later, the station started a regular schedule of transmissions.” From that first station, Canada’s commercial radio industry grew to 39 radio stations...

Our industry and COVID-19

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