CBUT ``Channel 2`` Turns 60 Dec.16, 2013

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CBUT ``Channel 2`` Turns 60 Dec.16, 2013

Postby Tape Splicer » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:33 pm

It was 60 years ago - December 16, 1953 that CBUT Channel 2 Vancouver signed on the air. I remember coming home from school when I was 6 or 7 years old and watching the indian head test pattern before CBUT would sign on.

(The following text is taken from `Vancouver Radio Museum` `Timeline`page.....)

``Dec. 16: CBC TELEVISION comes to Vancouver on Channel 2. It featured an opening night special from 6-7 pm followed by the CBC News at 7 pm. Most programs were sent on tape from Toronto for the first 4 years. CBUT was on the air daily from 5-6 pm then 7 pm-midnight. In the Vancouver area at this time with a roof-top antenna you could also receive KOMO CH. 4 Seattle, KING CH. 5 Seattle, KTNT CH. 11 Tacoma and KVOS CH. 12 Bellingham.``

Below are YouTube links related to CBUT history ....(The notations are from the YouTube pages)
The CBC has been broadcasting TV news from Vancouver since December 16, 1953, the advent of television.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN9g4EBvEPI

Former CBC audio technician Alf Spence believes CBC Radio is what has held Canada together for the past 75 years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHEOmhq37U4
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Re: CBUT ``Channel 2`` Turns 60 Dec.16, 2013

Postby Tape Splicer » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:00 pm

The text below is from "Past Tense' (Vancouver Histories)

Vancouver neon, 1957

Vancouver neon signs sequence from the original footage shot by CBUT (CBC Vancouver) cameraman Kelly Duncan. He shot ‘several hundred feet’ of silent B&W film typical of life in Vancouver to be used in the BBC-TV series, “Living in the British Commonwealth”. This silent footage is enhanced with a Miles Davis “Florence sur les Champs-Elysees” soundtrack.

Source: Vanalogue on youtube

Here is the link to the video described....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_J ... d_episodes
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Re: CBUT ``Channel 2`` Turns 60 Dec.16, 2013

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