This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Demolished July 2008.
Fair-sized, two-story radar transmitter house at the end of Tremont Drive used by Halifax's 89.9 HAL FM. A trail leads down a hill to a smaller building and an antenna tower. The stairs are missing. Park your car far down the driveway and turn off your lights if you UE, and keep your voice down. There are two doors, one is welded, and one is wooden and extremely heavy. Credit to Plague for finding it.
Type: Building Status: Demolished Accessibility: Easy Recommendation: forget it
Tremont Drive, off of Bedford Highway
Bedford, Nova Scotia
Canada Owner: Maritime Broadcasting System Ltd
The original antenna towers still stand and are landmark structures, visible from a long distance. They are accessible and somewhat interesting.
Built: 1929 Closed: 2006
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This was the location of the transmitter for the following services:
CHNS (established 1926, broadcast from this site since 1929) - a significant early AM service, which then expanded as a variety of FM services over the years.
CHNX (1929) - a shortwave radio service which was received around the world.
CHFX (1948) - an early FM service.
This location was used to broadcast hourly updates for the five days of the Moose River disaster in 1936. These were relayed nationally and are considered a formative event in Canadian national broadcasting history.
The recent history of the building is hard to pin down, so what follows is necessarily vague. This location appears to have been gradually wound down from 2001, when the CHNX shortwave service ended. In 2006 CHNS AM ended and the CHNS 96 FM service was rebranded as HAL FM and moved to 89.9 FM - and that seems to have been the end of active transmission from this location.