It all started as a 10-watt amateur radio station

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2023/01/08 - 08:26

Check out this feature from the CBC NB web site noting the humble beginnings of CFNB, 100 years ago.

When Fredericton businessman J. Stewart Neill began to experiment with a small radio transmitter in his home, it's likely some of his friends and neighbours labelled him a dreamer.  The year was 1922, and there were only a few functioning commercial radio stations in Canada, with none in Atlantic Canada.  The federal government had only begun regulating radio that summer, and it wasn't long before the hardware-store owner forked over the five dollars it cost to purchase an amateur radio transmitter licence.  Neill was given the call letters 10AD, and his 10-watt transmitter took up a substantial amount of room in his home's parlour on Waterloo Row.  Read the full story at this link to CBC article.