Timeline of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Timeline Of The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Timeline of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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This is a timeline of the history of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


  • 1901
    • First transatlantic wireless signal from Cornwall to Newfoundland.
  • 1902
    • First wireless telegraphy station at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
  • 1905
    • Canada's first Wireless Telegraph Act.
  • 1913
    • Radio Telegraph Act includes voice transmission.
  • 1919
    • First broadcasting licence issued to XWA Montreal (later CINW).
  • 1922
    • First licensing of private commercial stations.
  • 1923
    • CN Railways starts radio service to trains.
  • 1924
    • CN Radio opens its first stations (Ottawa and Moncton) and gradually develops service on about 15 stations.
  • 1927
    • First national broadcast: July 1, Diamond Jubilee of Confederation.
  • 1929
    • Aird Commission recommends setting up a nationally-owned company to operate a coast-to-coast system.
  • 1930
  • 1932
  • 1933
    • The CRBC acquires CN Radio facilities, improves coverage and continues program development.
  • 1936
  • 1937
    • Opening of the French station CBF Montreal.
    • New transmitters in Toronto and......
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