Image of the Day: Mobile Unit No. 1
(CBC Still Photo Collection)
Mobile Unit No. 1 hit the road in 1938. It is shown in Banff, Alta., recording a documentary radio series on Canada's National Parks. Working on the series were, left to right, engineer Percy Field, producer-commentator Bob Bowman (wearing a transmitter), CBC Prairie Region engineer Roy Cahoon, and writer-commentator Graham McInnes.
CBC's first mobile unit was a small house trailer hooked onto the rear of an ordinary passenger car. The unit was equipped with sensitive broadcast receivers and bulky disc recorders.
Posted on Jul 27, 2011 6:00:00 AM