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First Newspaper to Offer Radio

Postby jon » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:33 am

Newspapers were a huge part of the beginning of Radio in this country. In 1922, some of the first and most powerful radio stations were owned and run by newspapers. CJCA in Edmonton is a good example, owned and operated by the Edmonton Journal.

These newspaper-owned stations are well documented. In their own newspapers, of course.

Yet, no one at the Nanaimo Daily News seems to know this. Lead line in a Friday article reads "The Nanaimo Daily News has become the first newspaper in the industry to introduce its own radio service."

The article is here: ... story.html

The three music services can be found here:
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Re: First Newspaper to Offer Radio

Postby radiofan » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:14 pm

In 1949, Nanaimo's first radio station, CHUB 1570, hit the air. The Vancouver Sun newspaper owned a chunk of the station and Sun staffers were the management team.

In the 1950's there was a steady stream of ads for CHUB in the Vancouver Sun targetting mainland listeners.
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Re: First Newspaper to Offer Radio

Postby Bigbangboom » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:37 pm

interestingly, i note two things:
1 - the site is hosted on a site - which is a free website last i checked... which is a place you go to get a FREE website. you'd think a company the size of Glacier Media would have the ability to host their own music site
2 - they have a box on the bottom asking businesses to play the vingthing in their shops, but they don't warn businesses about the COST involved. if you play a CD as background music in your store - you have to pay socan/nrcc fees (about 1800 a year). if you play ONLINE radio or Satellite Radio - you must pay (unless you have the "for Business"satellite package in which they pay for you). but if you play Terra Radio - NO socan/nrcc fees. you'd think they'd want to warn business owners about that.

also, for a company the size of Glacier, it's a RANK amateur site.
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