Board of Broadcast Governors

The Board of Broadcast Governors (BBG) was an arms-length Government of Canada agency. It was created in 1958 by amending the Broadcast Act to regulate television and radio broadcasting, originally taking over that function from the CBC.

The BBG was replaced by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in the 1968 amendments to the 1958 Act.[1]

Board of Broadcast Governors
Agency overview


The board consisted of 12 members appointed by the federal government:

  • 3 full-time members
  • 9 part-time

The head of the board was the Governor.

There had only been two Chairmans:

  • Dr. Andrew Stewart November 10, 1958 - March 18, 1968[2]
  • Pierre Juneau March 18–31, 1968


In 1957, the Progressive Conservative party intended to change the makeup of the Canadian Broadcast system. Up to that point, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) had been responsible for maintaining broadcast infrastructures, creating programs, and regulating the industry. These roles described the CBC as being both "cop and competitor"[3] and were argued to be separated. The regulatory function was thus given over to a separate regulatory agency, the BBG.[4] through the passage of the Broadcast Act (1958).


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  3. ^ McPhail, Brenda (1986). "The Canadian Content Regulations and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms". Canadian Journal of Communication. 12: 41–55.
  4. ^ 1929-, Hull, William H. N. (William Henry Nelles), (1994). Canadian television policy and the Board of Broadcast Governors, 1958-1968. University of Alberta Press. p. 43. ISBN 9780888642561. OCLC 314469004.
1958 in Canadian television

This is a list of Canadian television-related events in 1958.

1960 in Canada

Events from the year 1960 in Canada.

Andrew Stewart

Andrew Stewart may refer to:

Andrew Stewart, 1st Lord Avandale (c. 1420–1488), Lord Chancellor of Scotland

Andrew Stewart, 1st Lord Avondale (second creation) (died 1513), Scottish nobleman

Andrew Stewart (bishop of Caithness, died 1517), Bishop of Caithness and Treasurer of Scotland

Andrew Stewart (bishop of Moray) (1442–1501), Scottish prelate and administrator

Andrew Stewart, 2nd Lord Avondale (c. 1505–1549), Scottish peer

Andrew Stewart (bishop of Caithness, died 1541) (c. 1490–1541), Scottish noble and cleric

Andrew Stewart, 2nd Lord Ochiltree (c. 1521–1591)

Andrew Stewart (American politician, died 1872) (1791–1872), U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania

Andrew Stewart (American politician, died 1903) (1836–1903), U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania

Andrew Stewart (footballer), Scottish footballer in the 1890s

Andrew Stewart (economist) (1904–1990), Scottish-born Canadian economist, university administrator, and first head of the Board of Broadcast Governors

Charles Stewart (diplomat) (Andrew Charles Stewart, 1907–1979), British diplomat

Andrew Stewart (British Army officer) (born 1952), British general

Andrew Stewart, Lord Ericht (born 1963), Scottish judge, Senator of the College of Justice

Andrew Stewart (gridiron football) (born 1965), American player of gridiron football

Andrew Stewart (minister) (1771–1838), Scottish physician and minister of the Church of Scotland

Andrew Stewart (economist)

Andrew Stewart (January 18, 1904 – July 14, 1990) was a Canadian academic. Stewart was born in Scotland and educated at the East of Scotland College of Agriculture and University of Manitoba. He served as president of the University of Alberta from 1950 to 1959. Stewart was previously a professor of political economy, director of the school of commerce, and Dean of Business Affairs at the university. From 1959 to 1969, he was Chair of the Board of Broadcast Governors (predecessor to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission). He was also one of the founders of the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.

Arnie Patterson

Charles Arnold "Arnie" Patterson (2 July 1928 – 9 March 2011) was a Canadian journalist, public relations professional and broadcaster.

Born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, Patterson began his career after university as a reporter for The Chronicle Herald and Mail-Star newspapers in Halifax before moving to Toronto, joining the Toronto Telegram in 1954. Patterson was public relations director for Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation of Sydney, Nova Scotia on 23 October 1958 when a massive bump hit Colliery #2 in the coal mining town of Springhill, trapping 174 miners and killing 75. Patterson spent a month in the town, relaying information to the miners' families and to the 150 reporters who had made their way to Springhill to cover the disaster which had garnered worldwide attention. He was named Canada's public relations man of the year for his work during the tragedy.In 1961 he applied to the Board of Broadcast Governors and was granted a radio station broadcasting licence. As Patterson Broadcasters, he launched easy listening CFDR at 790 on the AM dial on 5 December 1962 from the facility located at 66 Ochterloney Street. Later he was granted a broadcasting licence for CFRQ (Q104-FM), a rock radio station in 1983.Patterson was elected to the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame as a builder for his broadcasting/media work in 2008.He was press secretary to Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau during the 1979 federal election, and was a general manager of Moosehead Breweries of Dartmouth.

Patterson died on 9 March 2011 at the age of 82.


BBG may refer to:

Baseball Ground, the former home of Derby County F.C.

Bay of Bengal Gateway, an international submarine communications cable

Belize Botanic Gardens

License plate code for Bernburg (district), Germany

Branson Airport, Branson, Missouri, with the FAA location identifier BBG

Billabong (clothing), Australian Stock Exchange symbol

B'nai B'rith Girls, the women's order of B'nai B'rith Youth Organization

Board of Broadcast Governors, forerunner to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission from 1958 to 1968

Bradford & Bingley, a bank in the UK

Brilliant Blue G, a type of Coomassie dye

British business group, an association or club of expatriate British business people

Broadcasting Board of Governors, an independent agency of the United States government responsible for all non-military, international broadcasting sponsored by the U.S government

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City

Browser based game

BBG, the United States Navy hull classification symbol for a Guided Missile Battleship

the postal code of Birżebbuġa, Malta

BBG Academy, a secondary school in Birkenshaw, West Yorkshire, England

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian politician and diplomat

Broadcasting Act

Broadcasting Act (with its variations) is a stock short title used for legislation in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom that relates to broadcasting. The Bill for an Act with this short title will usually have been known as a Broadcasting Bill during its passage through Parliament.

Broadcasting Acts may be a generic name either for legislation bearing that short title or for all legislation which relates to broadcasting.

Broadcasting Act (1991)

The Broadcasting Act (long title: "An Act respecting broadcasting and to amend certain Acts in relation thereto and in relation to radiocommunication") is an Act of the Parliament of Canada regarding broadcasting of radiocommunications.


CFL on CTV was a presentation of Canadian Football League football aired on the CTV Television Network from 1962 to 1986. CTV dropped coverage of the CFL after the 1986 season. CTV's coverage was replaced by TSN and the newly created Canadian Football Network.


CFOM was a radio station in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It was the only full-time English language radio station in the city until it was shut down in 1976.


CHQM-FM is a Canadian radio station in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. It broadcasts at 103.5 megahertz on the FM band with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts from a transmitter on Mount Seymour and airs a younger-targeting adult contemporary format. It is western Canada's oldest and one of the most-listened-to commercial FM stations in Vancouver along with sister station CFBT-FM. It is owned by Bell Media. CHQM's studios are located at Robson and Burrard Street in Downtown Vancouver.

CHQM is now the largest adult contemporary station in Canada not locally owned, having overtaken from Montreal's CFQR-FM in February 2011 after that station switched ownership from Toronto's Corus Entertainment to Montreal's Cogeco.

CHQM-FM is currently the most-listened-to radio station in Vancouver with a 12.4% share, according to BBM's Winter report.

The station is carried on Shaw Direct channel 509, and also carried on Telus Optik TV channel 7025.


CJKR-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 97.5 FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba with an active rock format under its on-air brand name Power 97. The station is owned and operated by Corus Entertainment which also owns sister stations CJOB and CJGV-FM. The studios & offices are located at 1440 Jack Blick Avenue at Winnipeg's Polo Park, while its transmitter is located on Brady Road in south Winnipeg.

CJKR-FM is the most powerful FM radio station in Canada, operating with 310,000 watts. Most FM stations in Canada and the United States run 100,000 watts or less. Because CKJR-FM is one of the oldest FM stations in Canada, it was grandfathered with a much higher power. (In Winnipeg, CBW-FM also operates with an unusually high power, 160,000 watts. And CITI-FM runs 120,000 watts.)


CJOB (680 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is owned and operated by Corus Radio and airs a talk radio format with news and sports programs. CJOB and its sister stations, Peggy @ 99.1 and Power 97, have studios and offices at 1440 Jack Blick Avenue at Polo Park in Winnipeg.

The transmitter tower array is located off Floodway Road near Saint Adolphe. CJOB operates at 50,000 watts, the highest power permitted for Canadian AM stations. But because AM 680 is a clear channel frequency, CJOB must use a directional antenna at all times to avoid interfering with other stations. KNBR San Francisco and KBRW Barrow, Alaska, share Class A status on 680 kHz.


CKWX is a clear-channel Class A radio station serving the Greater Vancouver area. Owned by Rogers Media, it broadcasts an all-news radio format branded as News 1130. CKWX's studios are located at 2440 Ash Street in the Fairview neighbourhood of Vancouver, and its transmitters are located on Lulu Island near Richmond.

Canadian Association of Broadcasters

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) is a trade association representing the interests of commercial radio and television broadcasters in Canada. It is co-located with the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council in Ottawa.

It was first established in 1925, with a goal to lobby for Canadian copyright law to contain provisions for the distribution of royalties for music played by radio stations. Following the establishment of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which served as both a broadcaster and regulator, the CAB lobbied for the establishment of an independent regulator of broadcasting in Canada, a goal achieved in 1958 with the formation of the Board of Broadcast Governors. The CAB worked with the BBG to assist in the establishment of private radio and television broadcasters. In the 1970s, the CAB lobbied against attempts by the BBG's successor, the CRTC, to implement policies for Canadian content. In 1998, the CAB established the Canadian Radio Music Awards.In January 2009, admit growing vertical integration and president Glenn O'Farrell stepping down, the CAB announced that it planned to restructure itself as a "streamlined and effective advocacy association representing private radio and television broadcasters to the federal government". The CAB agreed to form a smaller board devoted to issues affecting the industry as a whole, such as accessibility, copyright, and administrating media-related funds.

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC; French: Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) is a public organization in Canada with mandate as a regulatory agency for broadcasting and telecommunications. It was created in 1976 when it took over responsibility for regulating telecommunication carriers. Prior to 1976, it was known as the Canadian Radio and Television Commission, which was established in 1968 by the Parliament of Canada to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors. Its headquarters is located in the Central Building (Édifice central) of Les Terrasses de la Chaudière in Gatineau, Quebec.

Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission

The Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (CRBC) was Canada's first public broadcaster and the immediate precursor to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Don Jamieson (politician)

Donald Campbell Jamieson, (April 30, 1921 – November 19, 1986) was a Canadian politician, diplomat and broadcaster.

Jamieson was born in St. John's, Newfoundland. His father was a newspaper editor, and his grandfather was a fisherman who settled in Newfoundland from Scotland.

Spence Caldwell

Spencer "Spence" Wood Caldwell (1909 – December 10, 1983) was a Canadian broadcasting pioneer.

Amongst his notable achievements are as manager of the Dominion Network, S.W. Caldwell Ltd. (a TV and radio programme and equipment distributor), an advertising agency created to air Canadian advertisements into the broadcasting of CBS TV show Westinghouse Playhouse, one of the first to apply for a television station licence to the Board of Broadcast Governors but was turned down and which eventually became what is today's most successful Canadian television network CTV. Caldwell was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Caldwell was killed in a road accident with a transport truck near his home in Caledon, Ontario.

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