Friday, March 21, 2014

Canadian Towers Quietly Fall in Sackville

The shortwave transmission towers at Sackville have gone off the air and now are off the face of the earth. Later this month, shortwave transmissions will stop from the Seychelles and across Russia. Thanks for hours of interesting programmes. It was worth it in an era when information was scarce. I respect those who made it possible.

Thanks too to filmmaker, Amanda Dawn Christie, who has been gathering footage to create Spectres of Shortwave: a 90 minute documentary film focusing on the Radio Canada International Sackville transmitting site. I hope she will look at a day in the life of the transmitting station and capture the stories of the high-frequency business rather than just the technology.

And now it is time to move on.

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