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The History of Canadian Broadcasting

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters established the Canadian Communications Foundation in 1967 to commemorate the development of electronic communications in Canada. In 1994, the Foundation created the History of Canadian Broadcasting website to chronicle and document, in sight and sound, the history of Canadian broadcasting. 

The History of Canadian Broadcasting contains a comprehensive, up-to-date database of radio and television station histories, ownership, networks, and programming, as well as a collection of research articles on broadcasting in Canada. It is available to all who are interested in the development of broadcasting in Canada and related services. 

The Foundation and its website are managed by a volunteer board, with representatives from the private broadcasting industry and post-secondary sector. 


*Effective September 1st 2019, individual station histories will be archived except for unique circumstances that may suggest additions, as update information is now regularly available via many other on-line sources.

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