This week in Canadian media history: Predecessor of CBC Radio One broadcasted for the first time in 1924





By Eric Mark Do, Reporter





By Eric Mark Do, Reporter

On Feb. 27, 1924 at 8:30 p.m, the Canadian National Railway-owned radio station CKCH went on the air for the first time by broadcasting a rendition of “O Canada.” The Ottawa station became part of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (the predecessor to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) in 1933 as part of a purchase of CNR's stations.

After the CBC was formed in 1936, the broadcaster eventually ramped up its programming and added stations on the FM dial. This original AM station was part of the CBC Radio network (CBC Radio), which was renamed CBC Radio One in 1997.

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