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Trent Radio Receives $78,000 from Ontario Trillium Foundation

Digitized Collection and Community Studio Planned

The Ontario Trillium Foundation has announced a grant of $78,000 to Trent Radio. Over the next two years, funding will support Trent Radio's efforts to digitize the facility's collection of recordings as well as create a third studio and teaching space.

"We are very excited about the possibilities that the Trillium Foundation grant offers us," says Trent Radio President and Chair, Emily Addison. "Trent Radio has proven itself to be a leader in radio through a variety of initiatives. The grant does not change the way we fundamentally function as an organisation but it does allow us to build on our strengths and aim towards ever more innovative, varied, and exciting radio and audio projects. Our goal is for the local community volunteers and the listening community at large to experience the ripple effect of this grant over the next decade through both listening and participating directly in the production and broadcast process. We're calling it the STUDIO C project to denote its community focus."

John K Muir, general manager, has been with Trent Radio in varying capacities since 1975. "The Trillium Foundation grant is a major step for this organisation. This is a wonderful opportunity for our kind of radio to grow and show that we can do it all thoughtfully, thoroughly and with lots of good humour! We will certainly be looking forward to sharing what we learn from this project with other communities across Canada and around the world. With over 25,000 hours of material to digitize and a new studio to commission and operate, it looks like we have a great deal to keep us busy for the next while."

Trent Radio is a non-profit cultural and educational organisation sponsored and operated by the students of Trent University and members of the Peterborough area community, and governed by an independent board of directors.

You can find Trent Radio on your radio dial at 92.7 FM, on cable at 93.5, on the internet at, or at the corner of George and Parkhill in Peterborough, Ontario.

Photo 1: John Muir, general manager of Trent Radio, and programme director Barb Woolner are thrilled with the recent Trillium Foundation grant awarded to Trent Radio.

Photo 2: Third-year sociology student Malka Gerber produces a bi-weekly show at Trent Radio that featured a variety of music artists. Many Trent students and members of the Peterborough community are involved in programming at the station.

Posted November 18, 2002

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