Monday, May 25, 2015

CNRV Vancouver British Columbia - 1928

In 1925, the Canadian National Railways set up a network of coast to coast radio stations, mainly for the benefit of their train passengers. The call letters were CNR with the first letter of the city as it’s last call letter.

Canadian National Railway President and Chairman Henry Thornton established the CNR Radio Department (Photograph of Henry Thornton and his family from Wikimedia Commons). 

CNRV commenced broadcasting on August 11th, 1925. The station operated from studios in the Canadian National Railway station situated at 1150 Main Street, Vancouver (image below) on Tuesday and Friday evenings on 270 metres (1100 kHz) with a power of 500 watts. 

CNRV had moved to 1030 kHz at the time of reception in Syracuse, New York on January 13th, 1928. 

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