CFPE-FM is a Canadian English language tourist/park information radio station that operates on a frequency at 101.1 FM in Banff, Alberta. The station is branded as Park Radio - 101.1 FM.
The station originally began broadcasting on the AM band as CBPH. It is uncertain when the original station began broadcasting. The station moved to the FM band in the mid-1990s to 101.3 FM, then later moved to 101.1 FM in 1997, due to interference from the now former CKUA-FM rebroadcaster at 101.3 in Red Deer that had recently moved to a new FM frequency. The station would later change its calls to CFPE-FM.
CFPE-FM also operates a sister station, CFPF-FM (originally CBPG) that broadcasts a French language tourist/park information programing branded as Radio du Parc - 103.3 FM.
CFPE-FM and CFPF-FM were owned by the CBC, until they were acquired by Friends of Banff National Park Fellowship in 1999.
On March 26, 2013, The Banff Centre announced its intention to acquire CFPE-FM and CFPF-FM from the Friends of Banff in an application with the CRTC. In addition, The Banff Centre has also applied to operate a new commercial English-language FM radio station for an adult album alternative format which, if approved, would operate at 107.9 MHz with an ERP of 180 watts and a maximum ERP of 500 watts, with an effective HAAT of -326.4 metres. The approval to acquire CFPE and CFPF from the Friends of Banff was granted on July 19, 2013. The approval of the new station at 107.9, CJXB-FM, was approved on August 6, 2013.
Exemption order for low-power radio stations that provide tourist information.
In February 2015, it was announced that CFPE-FM, CFPF-FM and yet to sign on the air CJXB-FM will cease broadcasting. The CRTC revokes The Banff Centre's applications of CFPE-FM and CFPF-FM on April 10, 2015. Its unknown if CJXB-FM will be affected by the revokation of CFPE-FM and CFPF-FM.