History of RCI Language Broadcasting Services

Language
Start Date
Stop Date
Restart Date
Arabic
2000?
=NA= =NA=
Chinese-Mandrin
1988-Month-Day?
=NA= =NA=
Czech
1946? - see Slovak
25 March 1991=NA=
Danish
1946-Month-Day? 04 March 1961=NA=
Dutch
1946-Month-Day? 04 March 1961
=NA=
English
25 December 1944 [1] =NA= =NA=
Finnish
?? December 1950
29 January 1955=NA=
French
25 December 1944 [1]=NA= =NA=
French-Creole
1989?-Haiti
2001-Haiti
=NA=
German
1946-Month-Day? 25 March 1991=NA=
Hungarian
?? January 1951 25 March 1991=NA=
Japanese
198?
25 March 1991=NA=
Italian
?? January 1949
04 March 1961=NA=
Norwegian
1947?
04 March 1961=NA=
Polish
?? January 1951 25 March 1991=NA=
Portuguese-Brasil
06 July 1947
25 March 19912004
Russian [2]
?? January 1951
=NA= =NA=
Slovak
?? January 195125 March 1991=NA=
Spanish
06 July 1947
=NA= =NA=
Swedish
1946
04 March 1961=NA=
Ukranian
?? September 1952
=NA==NA=

[1] Test transmissions started in 1944, formal broadcasting started on 25 February 1945.
[1] Official languages of Canada.
[1] Cannot be cancelled even if all other language services cease.
[2] The RCI Russian Service experienced jamming until 1967.

Information complied from: http://www.rcinet.ca/rci/en/qui_historique_8.shtml