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 Post subject: Centennial of Broadcasting
PostPosted: May Wed 20, 2020 3:10 pm 
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On May 20, 1920, radio station XWA in Montreal on 681 KHz staged the world's first scheduled radio broadcast that was received in Ottawa, 200 km to the northwest. There had been radio transmissions and demonstrations before but those had been intended for specific listeners. Soprano Dorothy Lutton sang two ballads that were heard in all parts of the hall in the ballroom of the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa.

The call letters XWA (for experimental wireless apparatus) changed into CFCF (Canada's First, Canada's Finest) in 1922 and switched to 600 KHz in 1933.

On November 2 of the same year, KDKA in Pittsburgh started broadcasting.

All of our antique radio collecting dates back to this one date 100 years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Centennial of Broadcasting
PostPosted: May Thu 21, 2020 6:27 am 
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It only took the Canadians 14 years to catch up with us... :wink:
https://ethw.org/Milestones:First_Wirel ... nden,_1906

(fifties ducks incoming from the GWN).

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 Post subject: Re: Centennial of Broadcasting
PostPosted: May Thu 21, 2020 8:39 am 
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First wireless broadcast vs first scheduled broadcast.


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 Post subject: Re: Centennial of Broadcasting
PostPosted: Jun Fri 12, 2020 3:34 am 
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Fessenden was Canadian, born an hour or so from Montreal.

A museum in Knowlton, or thereabouts,has a Fessenden display. I don't know if they still do it, but for a while, maybe twenty years ago, they had a Radio Day or Days to celebrate Fessenden being a local and his work in radio.


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 Post subject: Re: Centennial of Broadcasting
PostPosted: Jun Sat 13, 2020 12:51 pm 
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To think radio entered the home only 60 years ago when I first started collecting. That seemed like a hundred years ago when I was a kid. Two more years and my Westinghouse RC will be a 100 year old radio. That would be like a music box from 1880 when I first started collecting. Crazy how time flies.


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