Nova Scotia

CBH-FM (Radio Two), Halifax

, Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

1975
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation opened
CBH-FM on June 1. The new station operated on a frequency of 102.7 MHz with effective radiated power of 100,000 watts, non-directional. The original application called for operations on 101.1 MHz with 100,000 watts ERP, non-directional. CBH-FM operated as part of the CBC’s small string of FM Stereo stations.

1975
On November 3, the CBC-FM network was re-launched as "CBC Stereo".

1978
CBZ-FM Fredericton/Saint John, New Brunswick was launched on January 30.

1983
On April 15, CBA-FM was launched in Moncton, N.B.

1984
The Stereo network went to 24 hour a day operation February 6.

1988
On September 1, CKWM-FM Kentville disaffiliated from the CBC Stereo network and began producing local programs on a full-time basis. CKWM had operated as a full-time rebroadcaster of the Stereo network for a number of years. It had been the only privately-owned affiliate of the network.

1994
On September 15, CBH-FM received authorization to add a transmitter at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, operating on frequency 104.7 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts. 

On October 31, CBCH-FM Charlottetown, P.E.I. began operations.

1995
On January 13, the CRTC approved the applications to amend the licences of CBAF-FM-5, CBHA-FM and CBH-FM Halifax by decreasing the effective radiated power from 100,000 watts to 91,000 watts for CBAF-FM-5 and CBHA-FM; and from 100,000 watts to 92,000 watts for CBH-FM.

1997
The CBC Stereo network was renamed "CBC Radio Two" on September 1.

2000
CBH-FM received approval on July 11 to add to its licence, CBH-FM-1 Middleton, operating on frequency 93.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 8,000 watts. Until this time, the CBC had held a separate licence for CBH-FM-1. This transmitter had been on the air since September 16, 1988.
 
2001
CBH-FM operated the following transmitters: CBH-FM-1 Middleton, CBCH-FM Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CBZ-FM Fredericton/Saint John, New Brunswick and CBA-FM Moncton, New Brunswick. Most of CBH-FM’s programming originated with the Radio Two network.

On July 26, CBH-FM received permission to decrease the effective radiated power from 100,000 watts to 81,000 watts and increase the antenna height of its transmitter CBZ-FM Fredericton/Saint John, New Brunswick.

On August 13, CBH-FM was given approval to add a transmitter at Mulgrave, operating on 103.1 MHz with effective radiated power of 40,500 watts.

2002
CBH-FM-2 signed on the air at Mulgrave on May 23.

2006
On February 2, CBH-FM received approval to decrease the effective radiated power for CBA-FM Moncton, New Brunswick, from 77,000 watts to 68,000 watts and to increase the antenna height.  The CBC advised that it had replaced its transmission tower near Moncton in the fall of 2005 and this change was necessary to maintain the same coverage area.

2007
On December 12, CBH-FM was authorized to add a transmitter at Yarmouth. It would operate at 98.5 MHz with an average effective radiated power of 19,900 watts.

2009
On May 12 the CRTC renewed CBH-FM's licence. The renewal included the following rebroadcast transmitters: CBA-FM Moncton (NB), CBCH-FM Charlottetown (PE), CBH-FM-2 Mulgrave, CBH-FM-3 Yarmouth, CBZ-FM Fredericton (NB) and "No Call Sign" Middleton. 

2010
On August 9, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence of CBH-FM (and its transmitters) to August 31, 2011.

2011
On August 25, the CRTC administratively renewed the licence for CBH-FM and its transmitters to March 1, 2013.

2013
On February 22, the CRTC administratively renewed the licences for CBH-FM Halifax and its transmitters to August 31, 2013.

On May 28, the CRTC renewed the licence of CBH-FM Halifax and its transmitters CBA-FM Moncton, New Brunswick, CBCH-FM Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CBH-FM-1 Middleton, CBH-FM-2 Mulgrave, and CBZ-FM Fredericton, New Brunswick, for a five year term, to August 31, 2018. The Commission considered that it was appropriate to impose conditions of licence on Radio 2 that: permit the broadcast of a maximum of four minutes of national paid advertising, as currently defined by the Commission, in any clock hour; and limit the number of times that programming can be interrupted for advertising to no more than twice per clock hour. The broadcast of advertising by Radio 2 was for a three-year trial period from September 1, 2013 until August 31, 2016.

                                                      Bill Dulmage - Updated July 2013