Broadcasting in Canada got off to an early start in 1919 as broadcasts
from Marconi station XWA in Montreal were a regular occurrence. On November 4th, 1920 XWA
became CFCF broadcasting at 600 kHz in the AM band.
Visit this link for a listing of important milestones in Canadian
The Hammond Museum of Radio has gathered a number of photos that are on display at the
Museum and is pleased to present them along with some brief history.
David Sarnoff, early President of RCA, made the following quote in 1964.
Read carefully and note how close his prediction of over 30 years ago is to today.
computer will become the hub of a vast network of remote data stations and information
banks feeding into the machine at a transmission rate of a billion or more bits of
information a second. Laser channels will vastly increase both data capacity and the
speeds with which it will be transmitted. Eventually, a global communications network
handling voice, data and facsimile will instantly link man to machine--or machine to
machine--by land, air, underwater, and space circuits. [The computer] will affect man's
ways of thinking, his means of education, his relationship to his physical and social
environment, and it will alter his ways of living... [Before the end of the century, these
forces] will coalesce into what unquestionably will become the greatest adventure of the
--from David Sarnoff, by
Eugene Lyons, 1966.
For details on the first licences issued in Canada click
here and read a reprint from the Canadian
Radio Data Book from October 1941.