Appendix E: Timeline: Saskatchewan and Radio History
(USA) - The Shadow begins. It runs until 1954.
Goodman and Jane Ace go on the air as Easy Aces.
SK - Regina Little Theatre established.
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.
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.
SK – 2/3 of Saskatchewan’s rural population is on relief.
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.
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
January - CKBI Prince Albert opens, airs a radio drama on the founding
of the city with the Prince Albert Historical Society.