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February 23, 2021 5:45 pm  #1


Ex-CRTC Vice Chair Angry Over Dismantling Of CBC's Short Wave Service

Peter Menzies claims his former colleagues at the federal regulator are ignoring the original point of Radio Canada International. 

Neither CRTC nor CBC following the law by allowing dismantling Radio Canada International 

 

February 23, 2021 7:31 pm  #2


Re: Ex-CRTC Vice Chair Angry Over Dismantling Of CBC's Short Wave Service

I remember seeing RCI's operation at the Corpse HQ over twenty years ago. Three rooms. Two people. Yes, by commercial broadcast standards of the time it was clearly opulent.

 

February 23, 2021 8:33 pm  #3


Re: Ex-CRTC Vice Chair Angry Over Dismantling Of CBC's Short Wave Service

RCI has been absent from short wave for years. Their transmitter site in Sackville NB, has long ago been dismantled

I despaired when CBC flipped Radio II from a mostly jazz and classical music format to  their current all garage band format.
I gave up on them completely when they scrapped RCI.

 

February 23, 2021 10:40 pm  #4


Re: Ex-CRTC Vice Chair Angry Over Dismantling Of CBC's Short Wave Service

This is all coming too late. RCI was essentially dismantled a decade ago when it left shortwave and its budget was cut by 80% and has been a skeleton operation since then. If Canada wants an international broadcasting service it would have to be built almost from scratch at this point, even if it were an online-only entity 

Last edited by Hansa (February 23, 2021 10:41 pm)

 

February 24, 2021 12:45 am  #5


Re: Ex-CRTC Vice Chair Angry Over Dismantling Of CBC's Short Wave Service

Engineers who can operate a SW XMTR are becoming scarce.