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Author Topic: Radio Canada International (RCI) to end shortwave transmissions  (Read 1951 times)

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CBC/Radio-Canada outlines extent of budgetary challenge and its plan to address it

Radio Canada International (RCI) will undergo a transformation that will see the service move away from shortwave and satellite transmission in order to focus its efforts on the web. The service will also end the production of news bulletins and close its Russian and Brazilian departments in order to concentrate on the five languages most spoken by its audiences: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin. “RCI will continue, on the web, to pursue its mission of disseminating Canadian democratic values abroad,” says Lacroix...

http://www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/newsreleases/20120404.shtml
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Re: Radio Canada International (RCI) to end shortwave transmissions
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 0049 UTC »
....and another one bites the dust..... :(
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Re: Radio Canada International (RCI) to end shortwave transmissions
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 0121 UTC »
I was wondering, have any of these shortwave services been revived after they've been officially shut down? I suppose Radio St. Helena might qualify.

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Re: Radio Canada International (RCI) to end shortwave transmissions
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 0335 UTC »
Their web service was as dismal as their SW service.... better one good than two mediocre.

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Re: Radio Canada International (RCI) to end shortwave transmissions
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 2243 UTC »
The Irrelevant Show was pretty cool. Too bad.

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Re: Radio Canada International (RCI) to end shortwave transmissions
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 0310 UTC »
I suppose shortwave radio signals will always "exist". As long as there is air, free from any roadblocks, and someone transmits them, the radio waves will reach our receivers..... but the days of secular broadcast shortwave radio are numbered - and the end is near. Although there are still areas of the world where local broadcasts remain the only link to vast numbers of the population, International shortwave broadcasts are no longer a viable way to reach the world audience.  The internet has forever changed the way the world disseminates information.

Denial is futile.
The "cell phone radio" has replaced the relevance of Ham radio.
The automobile replaced the horse........etc etc etc.
The internet is at war with broadcast radio and it has won the battle with International shortwave.
The internet and whatever it might evolve into is here to stay.

In the end, youth in all it's exuberant forms overtakes us all.
Say goodnight Gracie.
 
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Re: Radio Canada International (RCI) to end shortwave transmissions
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2012, 0322 UTC »
If this continues... more room for pirates.
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Re: Radio Canada International (RCI) to end shortwave transmissions
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2012, 2205 UTC »
...Until they decide its financially advantageous to auction the spectrum to something else...  Just look at the "tv" spectrum, a whole lot of stuff that isn't video up there.  And don't forget part 15 excludes any form of license free TV.

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