Broadcast History - January 17

Broadcast History - January 17

Postby jon » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:23 pm

In 1930, not to be outdone by the CNR, the CPR applied for seven 50KW transmitters, in Vancouver, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and either Halifax or St. John (New Brunswick). Plus 15KW transmitters in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Sudbury, Quebec City and Prince Albert (Saskatchewan). CP (Canadian Pacific) was also negotiating with NBC and CBS to extend their programming across Canada through this network of proposed transmitters. Toronto's CKGW and CFRB already had affiliation agreements with NBC and CBS, to carry selected programs.

Also in 1930, the CPR was issued a license for a phantom station, to lease time on Toronto stations CKGW or CFRB. Initially known as CHRY, later to become CPRY, studios were in the newly-opened Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

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