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City Peterborough, Ontario
Branding Trent Radio
Frequency 92.7 MHz (FM)
First air date 1984
Format Community
ERP 700 watts (0.7 kW)
HAAT 91.3 meters (300 ft)
Class A
Owner Trent Radio

CFFF-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 92.7 FM in Peterborough, Ontario. The station, which uses the on-air name Trent Radio, was previously licensed as the campus radio station of the city's Trent University, but now operates under an independent community radio license.


Trent Radio House

The station was founded in 1968 by Stephen Stohn (who is now a television producer of such series as Degrassi: The Next Generation), Christopher Ward (now a songwriter; work includes Alannah Myles' hit Black Velvet), and Peter Northrop. At the time the station operated only four hours per week; it now operates 24 hours per day.

In 1984, CFFF was given approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to operate at 96.3 FM.[1] The station moved to 92.7 FM in 1997.[2]

On June 27, 2005, CFFF was authorized to increase effective radiated power from 250 to 700 watts and to relocate the transmitter and increase antenna height. The licensee stated that this will provide a better signal to serve Peterborough and the surrounding communities.[3]

Although the station is nominally connected to and funded by Trent University, it is governed by an independent board of directors, incorporated as Trent Radio, rather than by the university itself. Because CRTC regulations require a campus radio station to be governed by the university it serves, the CRTC issued CFFF a new license on October 17, 2007, officially reclassifying it as a community radio station.[4]


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Coordinates: 44°19′41″N 78°17′58″W / 44.32806°N 78.29944°W / 44.32806; -78.29944