MKFM Column: MKFM continues to ramp up provision of local information online and on your radio

MKFM will continue with the majority of its team working from home over the next few months as the station continues to provide a service throughout this difficult time…

MKFM moved to new premises at Stadium MK at the end of 2019, with two brand new studios built inside
the stadium.

But like a number of other radio stations and like countless other businesses across Milton Keynes, we
moved to most of our team primarily working from home at the end of March.

The transition has been relatively smooth thanks to the work of our technical team, but has still been
challenging especially as the demand for our services has increased massively over the past few months.

Most of our shows will continue to come from home studios with our wider team working from home.

Darren Dorrington, Chief Executive at MKFM, said: “It has been a challenge during the last few months but our team have worked incredibly hard to keep us on-air.

“We have not only been able to provide proper local radio 24/7 but our website and social media has reached almost every adult in the area with local news and information.

“It has been fantastic to be able to tell the stories of how people have been making a difference and interview key decision makers in our city.

“We expect most of our team to be working remotely for the remainder of the summer period.”

MKFM is currently reaching more people than we have ever done at any point in our nine-year history – with our website and online listening statistics higher than ever before.

The demand for reliable, consistent and high-quality local news and information has never been higher, and
our team have been striving to deliver it.

We’ve continued to interview and scrutinise the key decision makers throughout as well – with regular appearances from local MPs, councillors and hospital leaders.

And we never stand still either – just in the last few months we have upgraded our DAB Digital Radio
broadcasts to stereo.

With much better quality audio, we are now sounding better than ever before.

If you’ve not made the switch to truly local radio yet, give us a go, and let us know what you think!

Listen to MKFM on 106.3FM, DAB Digital Radio or via mobile apps like Radioplayer and TuneIn Radio.

This feature was published in the July 2020 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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