CJCN-AM, Toronto

Simons, Agnew & Company / Left the Air

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May 30 – Simons, Agnew and Company, McKinnon Building, 19 Melinda Street, Toronto, announced that a license had been granted them by the Department of the Naval Service, Ottawa, for broadcasting between 9.30 am and 4 pm on 410 metres. It was the first bond brokerage firm in Canada to receive a radio broadcasting licence, and would broadcast stock market reports and 2 bulletins every day. Installation of fairly high powered equipment was contracted to begin shortly.

June 22 – Simons, Agnew and Company announced broadcasting to begin June 26, 1922, of market quotations and financial news on 410 metres. Broadcast times were to be10.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 12.30 a.m., 2.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m., of up-to-the-minute quotations of the Standard Stock Exchange and current market news. Radius of reception to be 600 miles.

October 1 – listing of CJCN, on 410 metres with a 250 mile range, and anode input power 2,000 watts (in Electrical News, Toronto, Volume 31 #19; a 2,000 watt transmitter suggests that they had a Canadian Independent Telephone Company transmitter, since CITCo seemed to be the only Canadian firm then capable of supplying such a powerful instrument)


In the Fall, Simons & Agnew closed their offices and CJCN left the air.

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