The West's First French-Language Radio Station
The two-storey section of this building is all that remains of the old Collège de Saint-Boniface (St. Boniface College) destroyed by fire in 1922. It is here that the radio station C.K.S.B. was born, the first radio station to broadcast entirely in French in Western Canada. C.K.S.B. Radio Saint-Boniface, started broadcasting on May 27 1946, and six years later, also started rebroadcasting programs from Radio-Canada, the French network of the CBC. Radio-Canada eventually bought the station in 1972.
A photo of C.K.S.B., circa 1946.