CNRA-AM, CNR Radio Network, Moncton
Canadian National Railway
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The Canadian National Railways started to establish a radio network in 1924 in order to provide entertainment to passengers on their trans-continental trains.
CNRA Moncton came on the air in 1925 to service the Maritime provinces. The station had a studio in Halifax and was managed by Victor George who had been sent there after a years experience at there Ottawa station that came on the air in 1925.
CNRA was closed down due to economic conditions. Later in 1932, the entire CNR Network was closed and sold to the new Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission which became the CBC in 1936.
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