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In what is now the Good Samaritan Centre on 75th Street, CBC Edmonton was a fixture for decades, producing and airing all types of radio and television programming, in both English and French. At the peak, close to 400 people were employed there, producing news, sports and entertainment programming. In addition, national programming was recorded, delayed and broadcast to the Mountain time zone at the appropriate time. Many people will remember the well-known on-air hosts such as Alex Moir, John Wells, Larry Langley, Larry Branter, Tommy Banks, Jo Greene, Guy Cormier, and many more. Numerous staff went on to jobs at the national and international levels, after "cutting their teeth" in Edmonton. CBC Edmonton hosts and technical staff were always called upon to work on national and international sporting events. In 1978, the station took part in broadcasting the Commonwealth Games from Edmonton. Eventually, network cutbacks (partly due to politics, and partly due to technological change) reduced staffing and resulted in the move to other facilities. At the time of this writing (2018), CBC Edmonton works out of offices at Edmonton City Centre, downtown.

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