The future of AM radio

Sean Smyth
Sat Feb 2 13:10:41 EST 2008

"Peter Q. George" <> wrote:
> I totally agree with you, Doug.  CBA/1070 is an
> unusual case.  This signal should be preserved for
> situations like the commercial fishermen and boaters
> who depend on that strong AM signal that covers the
> entire Maritime Provinces like a glove.  FM requires
> multiple transmitters and is basically useless to the
> ships at sea.  And of course, much of Maritime
> Canada's economy is maritime based.  I really don't
> think that CBC would lose much in keeping the 1070
> signal on the air.  The CRTC should consider this to
> be a special circumstance and should allow the 1070
> operation to continue as well as the new FM service. 
> Plus the fact, people in far flung locations truly
> enjoy the programming of CBC Radio One on 1070 from
> Moncton, even here in the States.

Isn't CBC still available on shortwave? 

Wouldn't shortwave be an option for those out on the ocean?

If so, are shortwave receivers that expensive?

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