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City Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Branding CFRE Radio
Frequency 91.9 MHz (FM)
First air date 1970
Format Campus radio
ERP 0.3 W
Callsign meaning Canada's First Radio Erindale
Owner University of Toronto Mississauga Students' Union
Webcast Listen Live! (iTunes/Winamp)

CFRE (officially CKC455) is a radio station, broadcasting at 91.9 FM in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The campus radio station of the University of Toronto at Mississauga, the station first broadcast in 1970.


Formally known as Canada's First Radio Erindale, (but originally Canada Free Radio Erindale) CFRE is the campus radio station for the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Located in the heart of the Student Center, the station broadcasts live 24/7. The station originally started in 1970 and has continued to grow since.[1]

Committed to playing a diversity of music, CFRE focuses on both Canadian and independent music in all genres, including rock, alternative, hip hop, heavy metal, jazz, folk, and world music.

CFRE has also been the start of many personalities in broadcasting and music, including J.D. Roberts of CNN and members of the Hidden Cameras, including Joel Gibb, who ran a weekly show before going on to form The Hidden Cameras. The character of Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe on the TV show "Frasier" is rumoured to be based on that of George "Tigger" Gall who was a DJ at CFRE from 1976-1979, and who went on to be a professional radio DJ at CKLY Radio 910 Kawartha Lakes (now 91.9 BOB FM).[2] Robert Sabga, who was a DJ (the Atomic Turntable) and at one point Production Manager at CFRE between 1974-1980, went on to become Trinidad's High Commissioner to Canada from 1997-2002. His name appears on the wall of the Student Center.

CFRE has thrown many events and concerts, including shows with Matthew Good, Kardinal Offishall, Bedouin Soundclash, Silverstein, Protest the Hero, Boysnightout, Social Code, The Next Best Thing, Jersey, Out of Options, Bombs Over Providence, and many more. From early 2006 alone, CFRE has conducted interviews with Fall Out Boy, Lady Sovereign, Moneen, Klaxons, Goose, Buck 65, Ted Leo, RJD2, The National, members of The Slackers, Bedouin Soundclash, Bayside, Calla, Copeland, Comeback Kid, The Reason, Silverstein, Cain and Abel, Ohbijou, The Creeping Nobodies, All Purpose Voltage Heroes, Two Koreas, The Stickup, The Goodbye Celebration, DD/MM/YYYY, No Dynamics, The Germans, Patrick Watson, Shout Out Out Out Out, Snakes Say Hiss!!!, The Acorn, The Diableros, Uncut, Magneta Lane, Gentleman Reg, Static of the Gods, Born Ruffians, The Hidden Cameras, and many more.

This station is not related or to be confused with the Global TV affiliate in Regina, Saskatchewan, the call letters of which are CFRE-DT.

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  1. ^ About CFRE Radio Archived February 26, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. at
  2. ^ George Gall profile at CKLY-FM (defunct link)

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