CBC and Radio Canada International Shortwave Service - History
Excerpts from: Canada Handbook 1951; Ministry of Trade and Commerce; Canada.
The CBC has 45 broadcasting stations, including eight 50-kilowatt transmitters - among the highest powered on the continent; 11 of lesser power; five FM stations; three domestic shortwave transmitters; and 18 low power repeaters operating automatically with the network lines and serving remote areas of Canada. Studios and other broadcasting facilities are operated at six major production centres across Canada, and less extensive facilities at five other points. Program service extends from St John’s, Newfoundland on the east, to Vancouver Island on the west.
Television broadcasting is scheduled to begin late in 1951 at Toronto and Montreal.
CBC International Service
In addition to broadcasting Canadian programs approximately 14 hours daily, the International Service has developed a liaison with broadcasting organizations in other countries so that an increasing number of programs are relayed over national networks in foreign countries.