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Appendix E: Timeline: Saskatchewan and Radio History

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1931

(USA) - The Shadow begins. It runs until 1954.

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    Goodman and Jane Ace go on the air as Easy Aces.

SK - Regina Little Theatre established.

1932

Radio: (CAN) - CNR Radio produces The Romance of Canada series written by Merrill

Denison, directed and produced by Tyrone Guthrie, and aired on CNR stations in Ottawa CNRO, Moncton CNRA, Vancouver CNRV – and private networks across the country (USA) - NBC claims the first network soap: Clara, Lu, 'n' Em.

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    The Dominion Drama Festival begins – continues until 1970. Carries on until

1978 as Theatre Canada.

Radio: (CAN) - May - The Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (the CNRB) is created by a parliamentary committee acting on Aird Report’s recommendations favouring public broadcasting for Canada. (USA) - Burns and Allen premieres, starring George Burns and Gracie Allen. - Vic and Sade (1932-1945) debuts. Paul Rhymer goes on to author 3,500 scripts (Drainie 50). - CBS’s American historical drama series, Roses and Drums airs. (AUS) - The Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) created, funded by public license fees.

1932

SK – 2/3 of Saskatchewan’s rural population is on relief.

1933

SK – Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) holds its first convention in Regina. Radio: (CAN) - Regional series under the CRBC are developed in Montreal, Toronto,

Halifax, and Winnipeg

(UK) - October - Lawrence Gilliam appointed head of “Special Programmes” at the BBC, serves there until 1964.

1934

SK - Premier James G. Gardiner, Liberal, 1934-1935

(CAN) - Vancouver’s The Theatre of the Air is broadcast. (USA) - Federal Communications Commission formed to police the technical

Radio:

(SK)

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    January - CKBI Prince Albert opens, airs a radio drama on the founding

of the city with the Prince Albert Historical Society.

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