Trent Radio

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Trent Radio is a 'campus/community' radio station in Peterborough Ontario. Its call letters are CFFF. Its frequency is 92.7 FM and it received its broadcast license in the early 1980s.

In its Promise of Performance Trent Radio describes itself as 'producer oriented.' This is in contrast with most other media which are 'consumer oriented.' That is, the main goal of the station is to make producing radio as accessible as possible to as many as possible while staying within CRTC guidelines for content. It is not 'listener oriented' in the sense of targeting a specific set of listeners or creating a particular market.

Programming is produced by volunteer (members) who may come from Trent University or the Peterborough area or from organizations in the community. Credit for this concept is owed mainly to John Muir and Joanna Rogers (and probably many others who were involved in getting the station on the air) as is the concept 'campus/community' which is now widely used.

John Muir is also the current manager of Trent Radio.

Interesting facts about Trent Radio:

  • One of its telephone numbers is listed under the name Michel Foucault (Canada411).
  • Trent Radio has a fake Music Department headed by a non-existent entity named Jean Reno.

I met many people at Trent Radio: