MKFM celebrates two years on FM with record listener numbers

Two years ago, MKFM switched on its FM transmitter following a four-year battle to bring local radio back to Milton Keynes.

And after an exciting 24 months MKFM has completed its latest listener survey, which shows that more people are listening to the station than ever before.

Darren Dorrington, Managing Director at MKFM, is understandably delighted with the results.

He said: “We’ve had a fantastic couple of years on FM and the results of our recent listener survey were just incredible.

“We’ve gone to great efforts to get the music on the station just right, with 92% of people responding saying they absolutely loved it.

“When it comes to local news and travel, MKFM is the only source of information that’s dedicated to Milton Keynes on FM & DAB Radio.

“With the demise of local newspapers and only one weekly publication left which has cut its distribution to households over the years, MKFM is fast gaining a reputation for being great for unbiased local news.”

This autumn, in addition to the strong local talent and household names such as Pat Sharp on air, MKFM will be adding some great new shows to the schedule.

There will be a new Saturday evening show with a heavyweight personality to be announced soon, a new daytime schedule fronted by Neal Velgio and Michael Blades as well as a new late night show with local celebrities Mayo and Viccars.

As the station moves into its third year, plans are also underway to expand the offering with a brand new online radio station called MKFM Extra.

This will allow more opportunities than ever before for residents in Milton Keynes to get involved.

Darren said: “The station will play classics from the 80s and 90s as well as being an ideal opportunity for people who want to get into radio to get involved with free training. It’s a win-win as the new service will also expand listener choice.”

MKFM Extra is expected to launch by the end of 2017 and will be available to listen to via mkfm.com.

You can listen to MKFM on 106.3FM and online at http://www.mkfm.com 24 hours a day.

This article was first published in the October issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine below…

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