CHCB-AM, Toronto

Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company Of Canada Ltd. / Left the Air

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December 24 – Reported, but undocumented Santa Claus broadcast, by George Eaton, transmitted by Marconi in Toronto.


Report that the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of Canada, Ltd., had been making experimental broadcasts of gramophone records from its offices at 93 King Street East for some months.

February 21 – Recital by Arthur Jones, harpist of the New York Symphony, at 7 p.m. on 1200 metres (249.9 kHz) with 500 watts power anode input.

May 31 – Permission granted to broadcast every evening, except Sunday

June – Report of weekly wireless telephone concerts

July 2 – Dempsey-Carpentier fight broadcast reconstructed from telegraph ticker, in co-operation with the Toronto Sunday World.

August – Report of a two-hour concert every Tueday evening.
Late August – early September – Broadcasts from 93 King Street East to 5 speakers around the flagpole at the Canadian National Exhibition main bandstand, daily, noon to 1 p.m.

December 6 – Broadcast of Dominion election returns in co-operation with The Toronto Daily Star .

December 24 – Santa Claus broadcast by George Eaton.


May 15 – Reported broadcasting concerts regularly on Tuesdays, 8 to 10 p.m. on 1200 metres. No records of any broadcasts after this date.

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