Vancouver Radio Museum

Vancouver Radio Museum

Here’s the story: I was digging around online, through newspaper archives and random historical sites, for a news story outlining a long-ago family tragedy, and I stumbled across a link to the Vancouver Radio Museum. This website was last updated in January, 2011 so I hold very little hope that it’s still alive, but there’s some interesting information here, especially if you grew up within the broadcast radius of BC’s Lower Mainland.

I do have a fascination for old websites. There’s something akin to opening a dusty crate, or prying apart the covers of a mildew’d book — there’s the bad design, the broken links, the horrible backgrounds created by repeating a tiny, pixelized image. Sometimes the text is weird. Sometimes it’s even a little scary, especially if the manifesto was written around the time of Y2K.

But sometimes it’s full of gems — like this treasure trove of curated information — that float out in the void, long abandoned by their original creator but waiting patiently to be discovered by an intrepid traveller. One day, the link will be broken, the information lost… but not today.

 

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