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Augustin Frigon speaks about radio in Canada in 1940

The Story

In this, the fourth part in a series of talks produced in collaboration with the Engineering Institute of Canada, CBC  Assistant General Manager Augustin Frigon gives a talk on the subject of radio in Canada.  He gives a brief re-cap of the founding of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and describes the technical and operational accomplishments of CBC in bringing important news and information to the public during wartime.

Broadcast Medium: Radio
Program: The Engineer in Wartime
Broadcast Date: Nov. 6, 1940
Speaker: Augustin Frigon
Duration: 13:30

Did You know?

• Augustin Frigon was born in 1988 and died July 9, 1952.  He had recently been appointed CBC Director of Planning and Research, having been General Manager.  

• Frigon spoke of the accomplishment of the CBC broadcasting of the Royal Tour, and several clips from that event can be found here.

He delivered a speech on radio at the start of the war, it can be heard here.


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