Broadcast History - October 6

Broadcast History - October 6

Postby jon » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:56 pm

In 1866, Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, sometimes known as the Father of Radio Broadcasting, was born in East Bolton, Quebec, but grew up West of Toronto. Most accounts, including several radio specials aired on the 100th anniversary in 2006, claim that Fessenden presented the world's first radio program on Christmas Eve 1906 from Boston. You can read his CCF biography, with details on the event, at http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/personalities/fessenden-reginald-aubrey. A more recent review of the historical record was published in Radio World at http://www.radioworld.com/columns-and-views/0004/dec-21-1906-a-very-significant-date-in-radio/338869. Fessenden died in his house by the sea in Bermuda in 1932.

In 1976, "It's a New Day" was first aired in Winnipeg, syndicated later into other Canadian cities. Producer Trinity Television would later launch television and radio stations, including some that Rogers has purchased and converted into members of its OMNI network.

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In 2004, CFCH-FM Chase (B.C.) was approved as a new station by the CRTC. It was initially owned by the local Lions Club, broadcasting 12 hours per day, seven days a week, on 103.5 MHz with 4.7 watts. The CRTC approved a transfer of ownership to the newly-formed Chase and District Community Radio Society on May 10, 2007.

Also in 2004, CJNB North Battleford was licensed for a second FM station in North Battleford -- CJCQ-FM had been licensed in 2000 -- and a repeater for CJCQ in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.

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