Bibliography of Canadian Broadcasting History

Allard, T.J. – Broadcasting Stations in Canada – 1922 to 1960 – a list of privately owned Radio Stations. Compiled by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters – Ottawa – edited by T. J. Allard.  Only known copy in existence held by CCF.

– The CAB Story 1926 – 1976 – issued on the 50th Anniversary of the CAB compiled by T.J.Allard

– “Straight Up”  – Private Broadcasting in Canada   – 1922 – 1958 Heritage House Publishers Ltd., Ottawa ISBN # 0-9690948-0-9

Anthony, Ian – “Radio Wizard”  – Edward Samuel Rogers and the revolution of Communications: Gage Publishing Company for Rogers 2000. ISBN 7715-8050-0

Armstrong, Robert       Broadcasting Policy in Canada (UTP, 2010)

Babian, Sharon B. – “Radio Communication in Canada: An Historical and Technology Survey”, National Museum of Science & Technology, Ottawa. 1992. ISBN 0-660-12017-8

Briggs, Asa – “The Birth of Broadcasting” Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1961

CBC – Canadian Broadcasting Act 1936 and By-Laws. April 1945. With Addendum No.1 Nov. 7, 1947.

CBC – A Brief History and Background. CBC, 1972.

CBC-  A Brief History of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. CBC, Ottawa, 1976.

CBC Publications: Canadian Literature Today:  Enquiry Into Co-operation

CBC – Regulations for Broadcasting Stations and Extracts from the Canadian Broadcasting Act 1936. CBC, revised and published to July 1, 1948. Second copy contains amendment dated Nov. 1, 1948.

CBC – Journalistic Policy – CBC – 1982 ISBN 0-88794-200-2

Charlesworth, Hector – “I’m Telling You” – Toronto, Macmillan

Collins, Robert – A Voice from Afar: The History of Telecommunications in Canada. McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1977.

Corbett, Edward A.  We Have With Us Tonight. Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1957.

Crean, Susan – Newsworthy: The Lives of Media Women .  Goodread Biographies 1985

Drainie, Bronwyn – Living the Part: John Drainie and the Dilemma of Canadian Stardom. Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1988.

Drew, Dick – The Canadian Achievers printed by D.W. Friesen & Sons Ltd., 1991 – ISBN 0-9695229-0-8

Duffield, George – a chronology of the First Radio Broadcasting Stations in Edmonton, Alberta – October, 1996 – private papers.

Duffy, Dennis J.  “Imagine Please, Early Radio Broadcasting in British Columbia”, Province of B. C.   1983    ISBN 0-7718-8349-8

Dunton – “Arnold Davidson Dunton”  (Chairman, Board Of Governors, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1945-1958) Tributes paid to Mr. Dunton in two memorial services after his death in February 1987.  Published in 1987 by Carleton University, Ottawa, with the assistance of  the CBC. ISBN 0-7709-0223-5.

Edmunds, Hugh H.  The Constraints on a Restructuring of the Canadian Broadcasting System to Meet National Cultural Objectives” A report to the Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa, 1977 – 2 vols.

Ellis, David  –  “Evolution of Canadian Broadcasting System” Objectives and Realities 1928 – 1968 – Published and copyrighted by Government of Canada (1979) ISBN 0-660-10444-x

Fisher, John. –  John Fisher Reports: An Anthology of Radio Scripts. Niagara Editorial Bureau, Hamilton, 1949.

Ferguson, Max  And Now Here’s Max. McGraw-Hill, Toronto, 1967.

Fessenden, Helen  Fessenden, Builder of Tomorrows. Coward, McGann, New York, (see also RABY, Ormond – Radio’s First Voice) Foster, Frank – Broadcasting Policy & Development – 1982. Published by Frankfost Communications Ltd. ISBN 0-96911-050-2

Foster, Frank (former secretary of the BBG and the CRTC)  “Broadcasting Policy Development” published by Franfrost Communications Ltd., Naniamo, B.C. ISBN 0.9691 105.0.2

Frum, Barbara – As It Happened – McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1976.

Garry, Ralph – For the Young Viewer. McGraw-Hill, Toronto, 1962.

Gittins, Susan – CTV – The Television Wars. Stoddart Publishing. ISBN 0-7737-6125-X

Gruneau Research Ltd. – A Survey of Canadian Public Opinion Towards Radio and the CBC. Toronto, 1952.

Gzowski, Peter  About This Country in the Morning.  Hurtig, Edmonton, 1974.

–  The Morningside Papers. 1985.

–  The New Morningside Papers. 1987.

–  The Private Voice, A Journal of Reflections. McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1988.

Hardin, Herschel – “A Nation Unaware”  – Vancouver, J.J. Douglas, 1974.

Hallman, E. S.  –  Broadcasting in Canada. General Publishing, Toronto, 1977.

Hindley, Patricia, Gail M. Martin and Jean McNulty – “The Tangled Net”: Basic Issues in Canadian Communications.  Vancouver, J.J. Douglas, 1977

Hodgetts, J. E. – “Administration and Politics: The Case of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation”, (in the Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science.  Vol 12, November 1946)

Irving, John – The Mass Media in Canada. Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1962.

Jamieson, Don – “The Troubled Air” – Fredericton: Brunswick Press, 1966

Kelly, Peggy, and Gerson, Carole – Hearing More Voices – English-Canadian Women in Print and On the Air 1914-1960 – Tecumseh Press 2020

Kenney, Mart -“Mart Kenney and His Western Gentlemen” (Canada’s most famous dance band and most frequently heard dance orchestra on Canadian radio) Copyright 1981 by Mart Kenny.  Published by Western Producer Prairie Books, Saskatoon, Sask.  ISBN # 0-88833-072-3

Lambert, R. S. – Old Country Mail: A Selection from the CBC Broadcasts. CBC, 1941. Other similar publications: The Canadian Constitution, These United States, This Canada, Home Front, Just Mary.

Large, Betty Rogers and Tom Crothers – “Out of Thin Air”; The Story of CFCY “The Friendly Voice of the Maritimes” Applecross Books, Charlottetown, P.E.I. ISBN O-9694205-0-1.

LaMarsh, Judy – “Memoirs of a Bird in a Gilded Cage”  – Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1968

Levine, Allan – The CanWest Global Story – The first twenty years: CanWest Communications Corp. 1997  (no ISBN)

Macleod, Mary K. – “Whisper in the Air: Marconi, The Canada Years, 1902 – 1946”, Lancelot Press, Hantsport, NS 1992  ISBN 0-88999-518-4

McCallum, Joe – CKUA and Forty Wondrous Years of Radio. University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1967.

McNaughton, Carlton  – Canada Gets the News: A Report in the International Research Series of the Institute of Pacific Relations. Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1940. Canada’s Farm Radio Forum. UNESCO, 1954.

McNeil, Bill and Morris Wolfe, “Signing On, The Birth of Radio in Canada” Doubleday, Toronto.  ISBN 0-385-17742-9

McNeil, Bill – John Fisher: Mister Canada. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham, 1983.

Murray, Gil – Nothing on but the Radio – Dundurn Press – ISBN 155002-4795

Nash, Knowlton – History on the Run – 1984

– Times to Remember – 1986

– Prime Time at Ten – 1987

– The Microphone Wars – 1994 McClelland Stewart Inc. ISBN O-7710-6712-7

– Cue The Elephant – 1996 McClelland & Stewart inc. ISBN O7710-6734-8

– The Swashbucklers –2001 – McClelland & Stewart Inc. ISBN O-77106774-7

Newton, Hugh – The Canadian Radio Yearbook – 1946 – edited by Hugh Newton

– Printed by Mundy-Goodfellow Printing Co, Ltd. – 1948 – Oshawa ON

– The Canadian Radio Yearbook 1947-48 –

– Printed by Mundy-Goodfellow Printing Co, Ltd. – 1948 – Oshawa ON

   Nolan, Michael – Foundations. Alan Plaunt and the Early Days of CBC Radio. CBC Enterprises, 1986.

– Walter J. Blackburn – A Man for All Media –MacMillan o Canada ISBN O-7715-9200-0

– CTV The Network That Means Business – The University of Alberta Press ISBN 0-88864-385-3 (hard) 0-88864-384-5 (paper bk) 2001

Olechowska, Elzbieta and Howard Aster, Editors –  Challenges for International Broadcasting. Report on the 1994 Challenges Conference held in Vancouver. Published by Mosaic Press.

Paquet, Jean Neopel,  Editions Naaman, “La Radio et Ses Inventeurs”, Sherbrooke, P.Q. 1980 ISBN 2-89040-168-5.

Pawley, A. E. – Broadcast From the Front: Canadian Radio Overseas in the Second World War. Samuel-Stevens, Toronto, 1975. Also listed as Hakkert, Toronto, 1975.

Peers, Frank W. – “The Politics of Canadian Broadcasting, 1920-1951” University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1969 – ISBN 0-8020-5214-2

Prang, Margaret “The Origins of Public Broadcasting in Canada” – in Canadian Historical Review, Vol, 46 No 1 March 1985.

Raby, Ormand   –  “Radio’s First Voice: The Story of Reginald Fessenden” Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1970 (No ISBN) Second edition published in 2001 by        Canadian Communications Foundation – IBSB 0-9690948-1-7 Printed by WEBCON

Reynolds, George F. –  “Early Wireless and Radio in Manitoba, 1909 – 1924”,  History and Scientific Society of Manitoba.

Rosen, Earl and Elizabeth Whelpdale.    –  Educational Television Across Canada. Metropolitan Educational Television Association, Toronto, 1969.

Rutherford, Paul –  The Making of the Canadian Media. McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1978.

Saskatoon Amateur Radio Club – From Spark to Space: The Story of Amateur Radio in Canada. VE5AA, Saskatoon, 1968.

Siggins, Maggi  Bassett – James Lorimer, Toronto, 1979.

Sinclair, Lister – A Play on Words and Other Radio Plays. Dent, Toronto, 1948.

Singer, Benjamin and Lyndsay Green.   –  The Social Functions of Radio in a Community Emergency. Copp Clark, Toronto, 1977.

Skene, Wayne – Fade to Black, A Requiem for the CBC. Douglas & McIntyre, Toronto, 1993.

Spry, Graham  – “The Decline and Fall of Canadian Broadcasting” – in Queens Quarterly, Vol. 58 No. 2 1961.

Stewart, Sandy – “A Pictorial History of Radio in Canada”, Gage Publishing, Toronto 1975 – ISBN  7715-9948-X.   Originally released by CBC under tittle “From Coast to Coast”  ISBN 0-88794-147-8.

Stursberg, Peter – Mister Broadcasting:  The Ernie Bushnell Story – Peter Martin, Toronto, 1971.

Stursberg, Richard – The Tower of Babble: Sins, Secrets and Successes Inside the CBC. Douglas & McIntyre, 2012.

Schwartz, Wayne – “On Air: Radio in Saskatchewan”, Coteau Books, 1990  ISBN 1-55050-009-0

Stewart, Dr. Andrew –  “Canadian Television Policy and the Board of Broadcast Governors, 1958-1968” by Dr. Andrew Stewart (BBG Chairman) and William H.N. Hull Professor of Politics, Brock University.  Published and copyrighted 1994 by University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E8  ISBN 0-88864-256-3.

Troyer, Warner  – “The Sound and the Fury” John Wielet & Sons, Toronto.  ISBN  0-472-99872-9

Toogood, Alexander F. – Broadcasting in Canada: Aspects of Regulation and Control. Canadian Association of Broadcasters, Ottawa, 1969.

Twomey, John  –  Canadian Broadcasting History Resources. CBC, 1978.

Unknown Author – “From Sea to Sea, Canada’s Jubilee Radio Broadcast, July 1st, 1927. private printing.

Vipond, Mary – “Listening In:  The First Decade of Broadcasting in Canada, 1922 – 1932: McGill Queen’s Press, 1992  ISBN 0-7735–017-8

Walters, Marylu  –  “CKUA Radio worth fighting for” University of Alberta Press 2002 ISBN 0-88864-395-0

Watson, Patrick – This Hour has Seven Decades. McArthur and Co. 2004  ISBN 1-55278-440-1

Webster, Jack  –  Webster: an autobiography – printed by D.W.Friesen & Sons Ltd. ISBN O-88894-706-2

Weir, E. Austin – “The Struggle for National Broadcasting in Canada” – Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1965

Zimmerman, Arthur – “In the Shadow of the Shield”. The Development of Wireless Telegraphy and Radio Broadcasting in Kingston and at Queen’s University 1902-1957.  Published privately –1991  – ISBN 0-9695570-0-0   

Government of Canada Publications

Instant World: A Report on Telecommunications in Canada. A.E. Gotlieb. Information Canada, 1971.

Let’s Do It!, A Vision of Canadian Broadcasting, proposed by the CBC to the Federal Task Force on Broadcasting Policy. CBC, 1985.

Official List of Radio Stations of Canada. Department of Marine and Fisheries, Ottawa, Aug. 1, 1922. same. July 31, 1923. same. Department of the Naval Service, Ottawa, Aug.1, 1927 same. Jan. 1, 1932.

Parliamentary Broadcasting Committee Reports, 1932-1961.

Proposals for a Communications Policy for Canada. Hon. Gerard Pelletier. Minister of Communications, 1973.

Report of the Committee on Broadcasting. Fowler Commission. Chairman: Robert M. Fowler. 1965.

Report of the Royal Commission on Broadcasting. The Aird Report. King’s Printer, 1929.

Report of the Royal Commission on Broadcasting, March 15, 1957. Chairman: Robert M. Fowler, 1957.

Report of the Special Senate Committee on Mass Media. Davey Report. Queen’s Printer, 1970.

Report of the Task Force on Broadcasting Policy. Caplan & Sauvageau. Supply & Services, 1986.

Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences, 1949-51. Broadcasting in Canada: Radio and Television. Chairman: Vincent Massey. King’s Printer, 1951.

Special Committee on Radio Broadcasting. Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence. House of Commons. King’s Printer, 1932.

Task Force on Labour Relations. Broadcasting, an Industry Study. Ruby S. Samlalsingh. Queen’s Printer, 1968.

The Constraints on a Restructuring of the Canadian Broadcasting System to Meet National Cultural Objectives. Hugh H. Edmunds. A report to the Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa, 1977 – 2 volumes.

White Paper on Broadcasting. 1966.

 Peggy Kelly and Carole Gerson are pleased to announce the release of Hearing More Voices: English-Canadian Women in Print and on the Air, 1914-1960. Tecumseh Press, 2020.