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Appendix E: Timeline: Saskatchewan and Radio History

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    Saskatchewan Co-operative Creameries Ltd. and Saskatchewan Municipal

Hail Insurance both formed this year.

SK - Fort San, near Fort Qu’appelle built by the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League.

1918 SK – Spanish Flu Epidemic hits Saskatchewan.

1920 Radio: (USA) Sam 'n' Henry first airs in Chicago. It would be re-named Amos 'n' Andy in 1928 – went national on NBC (Greenfield 4).

1921

- Farmers’ Union of Canada established.

Radio: (USA) 10KYW Chicago launches, broadcasting operas exclusively.

1922

SK - Premier Charles A. Dunning, Liberal, 1922-1926 - Saskatoon Little Theatre established (1922-1949)

1923

Radio: (USA) 16 February - Three scenes from Shakespeare produced by Professor Acton Bond of the British Empire Shakespeare Society

(AUS) First radio licenses granted in Sydney, Australia.

1924

SK - Saskatchewan Wheat Pool

Radio:

(SK) – 22 July, Saskatchewan’s first commercial radio station, CKCK Regina, begins broadcasting. (USA) 3 August - The Wolf by Eugene Walters broadcast on WGY, Schenectady, NY.

Radio: (UK) - 15 January, Richard Hughes’ A Comedy of Danger airs on the BBC.

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    July, the BBC creates a separate department for drama under R. E. Jeffrey

1925 Radio: (AUS) 21 March - Melbourne, Australia’s 3LO airs The Barbarous Barber. (CAN) - CNRA Moncton broadcasts a series of mostly un-adapted stage plays

1926

SK - Premier James G. Gardiner, Liberal, 1926-1929

Radio: (CAN) - Vancouver's CNRV starts airing CNRV players, performing adaptations, classics, and locally written plays.

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