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The Golden Age of Manitoba Radio

April 1, 2015 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781927855263
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Description

Before the internet, before TV, Manitoba was a hotbed for innovation in radio. These innovations range from the first publicly-owned radio station to the first play-by-play broadcast of women’s hockey. During World War II, a Winnipeg broadcaster was as well-known in England as Churchill. And Neil Young’s very first recording was done at a local station. These are but a few of the stories of early radio in Manitoba. In its first half century, the medium was a powerful, revolutionary force that touched and linked virtually everyone in the province.

About this Author

Garry Moir has had a career in broadcasting that spans more than 40 years, and includes work at CBC radio and several other private radio and television stations. He has served as a correspondent for Maclean's, a contributor to Time, and broadcasting instructor at Red River College. He lives in Winnipeg.

ISBN: 9781927855263
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 192
Publisher: Great Plains Publications
Published: 2015-04-01

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