Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Canada’s first scheduled radio broadcast, a pivotal moment for Canadians, with this booklet of 10 PermanentTM domestic stamps. Issued on May 20, 2020, this booklet takes a peek into Canada’s broadcasting past.
The advent of radio fundamentally changed the way Canadians consumed news, music and entertainment. May 20, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the first scheduled radio broadcast in Canada.
Transmitted by XWA in Montréal to a Royal Society of Canada gathering at Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier, the broadcast featured a live performance by soprano Dorothy Lutton. Radio was embraced quickly and wholeheartedly by Canadians. By the end of the decade, tens of thousands of Canadians were tuning in.