Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Radio Canada QRT on Shortwave and Satellite

For many hams starting out as shortwave listeners, one of the first and loudest stations logged was often Radio Canada International. Not for much longer. "Newsline" reports that in a cost-cutting move, RCI is planning to shut down all shortwave and satellite broadcasts and abandon its legendary transmitter facility in Sackville, New Brunswick, leaving the World Wide Web as its only means of reaching the world. In addition, Newsline reports, RCI will stop producing its own programming and will shut down its news department.