Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CBC's international radio transmitters in New Brunswick to shut down

By: The Canadian Press
SACKVILLE, N.B. - The high-power shortwave transmitters used to broadcast CBC's international radio service to the world will be permanently shut down on Wednesday. The Radio Canada International station in Sackville, N.B., has been in operation since 1944. The collection of large towers that surround the station is a well-known landmark along a section of the Trans-Canada Highway that links New Brunswick with Nova Scotia. The shortwave service was discontinued on June 24, but some employees at the station remained at the site to wrap up some international broadcast contracts. The service has been largely replaced by the rapid growth of the Internet and other wireless technologies.

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