New Year's Eve, 1930

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New Year's Eve, 1930

Postby cart_machine » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:54 am

I suspect you know there was no radio in Vancouver 100 years ago, but there was 90 years ago, so here's what the Vancouver and Victoria stations were airing New Year's Eve, according to local newspaper listings. It's interesting to see 'WX changed frequencies to allow the Province stations to go on the air.
Various sources say CJOR and CNRV were sharing a frequency until 1933. Even (American) radio publications at the time claim it. However, the local papers make it clear they had been on different frequencies going back to the late '20s.

Bells on Radio Here at Midnight
A special feature of radio entertainment and one which for the past four years has proved to be popular is the ringing in of the New Year by the bells of the Holy Rosary Cathedral. The bells will be heard as usual over CNRV, starting at about 11:50 p.m. Prior to this unique broadcast a special dance program originating at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg will commence at 10 p.m., Pacific Standard time, and continue until the start of the chimes.

New Year’s Eve Tuning In
CFCT, 630 kcs.; CJOR, 1210 kcs.; CKCD-CHLS, 730 kcs.; CKFC, 730 kcs., CKMO, 730 kcs.; CKWX, 730 kcs.; CNRV, 1030 kcs.

6:00 p.m.
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.—“Sunset Hour,” CFCT.
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.—stock market and studio programme, CJOR.
6:00 to 7:15 p.m.—studio programme, CKWX.
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.—dinner hour, CNVR.

7:00 p.m.
7:00 to 7:15 p.m.—“Cecil and Sally,” CJOR.
7:00 to 8:15 p.m.—studio programme, CNRV.
7:15 to 7:30 p.m.—“Uncle Jerry,” CKWX.
7:30 to 7:45 p.m.—“Millie and Lizzie,” CJOR.
7:30 to 8:00 p.m.—“Confederation Boys,” CKWX.

8:00 p.m.
8:00 to 9:00 p.m.—“Barnstormer’s Old Time Dance Orchestra,” CFCT.
8:00 to 10:00 p.m.—studio programme, CJOR.
8:00 to 9:00 p.m.—“Quaker Oats Musical Hour (trans.), CKWX (880 kilo).
8:00 to 8:30 p.m.—studio programme, CHLS.
8:15 to 8:30 p.m.—Piano recital, CNRV.
8:30 to 1:00 a.m.—“New Year’s Eve Varieties” (trans. and local), CNRV.
8:30 to 9:00 p.m.—“Daily Province News Service,” CKCD.

9:00 p.m.
9:00 to 10:00 p.m.—“Marionette Book Chat,” CFCT.
9:30 to 10:00 p.m.—British Israel lecture, CKWX.

10:00 p.m.
10:00 to 11:00 p.m.—Commodore Dance orchestra, CJOR.
10:00 to 1:00 a.m.—“New Year’s Eve Jamboree,” CKWX.

11:00 p.m.
11:00 to 1:00 a.m.—New Year’s Eve dance and frolic, CFCT.
11:30 to 1 a.m.—Special New Year’s Eve programme from the south ballroom of the Crystal Garden.

CKFC is silent.

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