Media in Peterborough, Ontario

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This is a list of media in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.


In addition to Peterborough's own radio market, some (but not all) radio stations from the Greater Toronto Area can also be heard in the area. Peterborough is in an unusual position in this respect; the city has more radio stations of its own than some larger cities, such as Oshawa or Brampton, which are closer to the Toronto market.

Frequency Call sign Branding Format Owner Notes
FM 89.3 CJLF-FM-2 Life 100.3 Christian/talk/Christian Music Trust Communications Rebroadcasts CJLF-FM Barrie.
FM 90.5 CJMB-FM Extra 90.5 Sports and Talk My Broadcasting Corporation New in 2013[1]
FM 92.7 CFFF-FM Trent Radio Community radio Trent Radio
FM 93.3 CKSG-FM 93.3 myFM adult contemporary My Broadcasting Corporation Licensed to Cobourg
FM 96.7 CJWV-FM Oldies 96.7 oldies My Broadcasting Corporation Formerly Magic 96.7[2]
FM 98.7 CBCP-FM CBC Radio One News/Talk (Public broadcasting) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Rebroadcasts CBLA-FM Toronto.
FM 99.7 CKPT-FM Energy 99.7 hot adult contemporary Bell Media Radio
FM 100.5 CKRU-FM 100.5 Fresh Radio adult contemporary Corus Entertainment Formerly AM 980 CKRU.
FM 101.5 CKWF-FM The Wolf active Rock Corus Entertainment
FM 103.1 CFMX-FM Classical 103.1 FM Classical Zoomer Media Licensed to Cobourg
FM 103.9 CBBP-FM CBC Radio 2 Music variety Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Rebroadcasts CBL-FM Toronto
FM 105.1 CKQM-FM Country 105 country music Bell Media Radio
FM 106.3 CJBC-5-FM Ici Radio-Canada Première News/Talk (Public broadcasting) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation French, rebroadcasts CJBC Toronto
FM 107.9 CHUC-FM Classic Rock 107.9 classic rock My Broadcasting Corporation Licensed to Cobourg

Internet Radio[edit]

  • Radio Free Peterborough is a 12-year old internet radio station from Peterborough.[3]
  • Pet Rock Radio Network is an online internet radio station from Peterborough.[4]


Peterborough is home to a local television station, CHEX-DT, a CTV affiliate owned by Corus Entertainment, and a local cable only station, TV Cogeco, which is owned and operated by Cogeco cable, and provided as a service to local cable subscribers. CHEX is one of the oldest broadcasting television stations in Canada. Founders included writer Robertson Davies and his father William Rupert Davies. The transmitter tower for CHEX Peterborough is on Television Hill on the east side of the city and is used to broadcast both television and radio.

DTV channel Call sign Network Notes
12 (PSIP 12.1) CHEX-DT CTV
27 (PSIP 27.1) CIII-TV-27 Global
35 (PSIP 54.1) CFTO-DT-54 CTV


The Peterborough Examiner is the regional daily newspaper, and one of the area's original local publishers. From 1942 to 1955, it was both owned and edited by renowned Canadian author Robertson Davies, who resided in the city. In the late 1980s, the tabloid-style Peterborough This Week entered the market, taking a large share of advertising away from the Examiner. Peterborough This Week is a free newspaper delivered to most homes in Peterborough County. Alternatively, Arthur and The Absynthe are student newspapers funded and produced by Trent University students. They are distributed at no cost on the university campus and in the downtown area. The first issue of The Wire Megazine was published in 1989. The tabloid continues to publish monthly and is one of the country's oldest independent alternative presses. It is free and available throughout the Kawarthas and enjoys a wide range of advertisers and readers.[citation needed]


Radio Free Peterborough is a 100% Volunteer-run Internet Radio project founded in 2004 in partnership with Trent Radio 92.7 CFFF FM - playing an all-Peterborough catalogue of nearly 13,000 tracks with over 85,000 hours of FM Broadcast time in Peterborough and surrounding area.

Pet Rock Radio is an online alternative radio station based in Peterborough, with a satellite division in Regina, Saskatchewan.

The Peterborough Squirrel is a local website that features a blog and links to community events. and also feature news and information from Peterborough.

The KnowAboutNetwork is an international online business directory; its Peterborough website provides an opportunity to post local events.[5] offers information about music events in the Peterborough area.