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This set-up served the purpose but it was expensive and unreliable. Earlier,a Canadian, Reginald Fessenden, had demonstrated in that radio signals, until then limited to dots and dashes, could be “modulated” to carry voice, music and other sounds.

Then, inFessenden went on to patent another invention of his – the “heterodyne principle” which, as it was perfected, made it easier to tune a radio by using only one instead of as many as four knobs. InEdward S. Ted Rogers of Toronto scored a break-through in radio receivers. His achievement resulted from his experiments in developing radio tubes employing an “indirectly-heated cathode”.

This proved to be a major advancement for radio – particularly so for receivers. Before Rogers’ invention, alternating current could not be used to heat the filaments of tubes because of the severe hum caused in the receiver. These early tubes used a filament as in a lamp for the “cathode” element when it was activated, it became hot and emitted electrons. Rogers’ invention shielded the filament with a metal sleeve so that the sleeve was heated by the filament inside it.

That sleeve became the “cathode” element, and the filament was re-named as a “heater” for the cathode. This development eliminated the hum when the heater was applied with alternating current. In addition, while rectifier tubes that could convert A. Ted Rogers applied their principles to develop a rectified A. Thus, all batteries were eliminated.

Cfrg the 6-volt “A” batteries nor the volt “B” batteries were necessary. For the ensuing two years, these Rogers radio receivers were the only batteryless radios manufactured in North America. After developing this revolutionary receiving tube, Ted Rogers and his brother Elsworth started a new company to make receivers using these tubes and the rectified power supplies.

Their father, Albert Rogers, had financed the operations with a holding company incorporated as Standard Radio Manufacturing Corporation Limited.

Inthe name was changed to Rogers Majestic Corporation Limited. In his book Broadcast Policy DevelopmentFrank Foster recalled that the invention of the batteryless radio by E.

Rogers had an indirect effect on the development of policy for broadcasting. With an increase in the number of radio listeners there was a corresponding increase in the demands for a distinctive Canadian system”.

There were 92, radio receiving sets in Canada, but Ted Rogers changed all of that when he produced a radio tube that converted ordinary alternating electric power into direct current that could be used by radio. In the summer ofpatrons of the CNE saw the new Rogers “batteryless” set in action.

Using tubes that he had developed, Ted Rogers built the world’s first radio broadcasting transmitter operating from power lines, without batteries and motorized D. The station used two 98 foot high wooden towers – on the highest point of land in the Toronto area – on a hill in Aurora – 1, feet above sea level.


Lindbergh’s dramatic flight in the spring sparked world imagination and showed the place of radio in the reporting of news events. Station engineer Jack Sharpe and vice-president Ellsworth Rogers designed a compact remote control amplifier for the Globe offices.

On April 25, using a new transmitter and still onCFRB’s power was increased from 1, watts to 5, watts. Toronto Conservatory of Music graduate Ernest Bushnell started out as a singer, formed one of the first agencies to sell radio time, and joined CFRB this year, working with the station’s first station manager Charles Shearer. At the time, the studios were ranked as the largest in Canada, with 2, square feet of floor space and a large auditorium to accommodate audiences for live shows.

These studios were used in the production of a large number of sponsored Canadian programs which were fed to networks of stations in Montreal and various Ontario cities selected by advertising agencies. The station’s original management was on hand for the opening of the new facility: Mott chief engineerSam Rogers legal counselH.

McDougall presidentHarry S. Power was increased to 10, watts. Harry had never been in a radio studio and had never been interested in the business, except as a listener – and as a listener, he knew what he liked. Sedgwick would bring to an end the reliance on free talent and amateur musicians, something common in Canadian radio in the early years. At the same time he helped the Canadian Association of Broadcasters through its toughest years, many of them as its President.

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The fire was disastrous and costly. Bell Telephone worked closely with station engineers to set up a temporary control panel and CFRB was able to open its morning show right on schedule. However, CFRB feared that if the experimental operation of WLW withwatts were successful, the experimental cffrb might be removed with the result that cftb would be caused to CFRB.

The Canadian government suggested a transfer of WLW to a channel at least 50 kHz away from kHz and from any other channel used in Ontario. This would not happen of course.

Canada contacted the U. Canada said that with WLW operating atwatts, the service area of CFRB was reduced to little more than the City of Toronto itself, and 50 miles out, the signals from Toronto were completely obliterated. WLW was told it could operate with a power ofwatts during the day and only 50, watts at night – orwatts at night, provided such a radiating system was employed that the effective signal delivered in the area between Niagara Falls, N. Inthe governments of the U.

With that in mind, it was very difficult for the U. Claire Wallace was one of the most outstanding. His newscasts continued until his death in The collapse had trapped three men for ten days. A short-wave transmitter, licensed as CFRX, was installed at the Aurora transmitting site, utilizing 1, watts on kHz. It carried CFRB’s programs. Rogers Radio Broadcasting Co. A vertical antenna was mounted on the roof of the CFRB studio building at 37 Bloor Street West – with a height of only 60 feet above ground level.


Andrew Allan was an announcer. And they do listen! Ted Rogers junior, who was to become one of the most dynamic persons in Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications in the 20th century, had yet to reach his 6th birthday.

This obituary appeared in Broadcasting Magazine American: He was 38 years old. Well-known as a radio engineer and executive, Mr.

Rogers started radio as a hobby when a youth and in was the first Canadian amateur to successfully broadcast a transatlantic signal. His original amateur station, 3BP, grew into the present CFRB, and his early receiver construction efforts into Canada’s largest radio and tube plants.

He is credited with having developed the first commercial light-socket radio receiver in His widow and a son survive. Rogers was named president of Rogers Broadcasting Co. Rogers, who died May 6.

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Rogers also succeeded his brother as president of the Rogers-Majestic Corp. CFRB was off the air nearly five hours 5: 9188 west tower was cfrbb crumpled heap of steel on the ground. The T-type antenna was now only supported from one foot tower to a small temporary tower.

CFRB manager Harry Sedgwick said no equipment had been purchased yet and an opening date was not known at this point. Al Savage did the morning show. Through negotiations with W. Earl Dunn joined the station. The program had been running continuously since as a sponsored market report and general farm discussion feature. The half-hour variety show originated at Toronto’s Hart House Theatre. While the commercials on Ontario tourist attractions were heard on U.

The show aired at 6: Announcer Fred Heywood reported for military training and was replaced at the station by Loy Owens. He took over CFRB in Roy Locksley was program director. He took over the Eventually Dennett would take over the 8: He wrote, edited and read these newscasts for 26 years. As a member of the Hot Stove League, he presided over that group prior to the Saturday Night Hockey radio broadcast which went fcrb to coast. Cfr advertising slogan of the day: While working at the Toronto Star, Sinc had actually had his first taste of radio in with CFRB when he did a number of feature reports.

Wes McKnight was crb director. He would now do a news commentary on the station, three days a week at 10 p. He was a retired air force pilot and for the past two cfrv had been a flying instructor. He was the brother of well known New York freelance announcer, Paul Luther. Roly Young with inside dope on stage and screen Gordon Sinclair, globe-trotting reporter, writer and newscaster Jim Hunter and Jack Dennett also reporting the news Rex Frost, with his farm broadcast and news analysis