The future of AM radio

Doug Drown
Sat Feb 2 15:32:14 EST 2008

CBC is available on shortwave (or was, the last I knew), and the
transmitting facility ---- which is enormous --- is located on the Tantramar
Marshes between Sackville, N.B., and Amherst, N.S.   That having been said,
however, it's not regionally-oriented, so the seafarers wouldn't get a local
weather report from it.  I guess they'll all have to get laptops so they can
listen online.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sean Smyth" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: The future of AM radio

> "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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