The end of the long dash.
For more than 80 years the beeps and tones of the National Research Council (NRC) time signal have connected Canadians at exactly 1 p.m. ET.
But as of Monday, CBC Radio One audiences won’t be listening for the beginning of the long dash — they’ll have listened to the end of it.
Variations of the daily message and the “pips” that sound along with it have played over CBC’s airwaves since Nov. 5, 1939 — forming a link that connects Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
CBC and Radio-Canada have announced they’ll no longer carry the National Research Council (NRC) time signal.
Monday marked the last time it was broadcast, ending the longest running segment on CBC Radio.
The beginning of the long dash
Ydun Ritz (2023-10-13)