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Messages Of Support For MKFM

  • Henry Allen Trust

    "You have inspired others to raise funds and shown such compassion and brought a community together"   Read More
  • Milton Keynes Council

    "Milton Keynes Council strongly supports MKFM in its bid to be awarded a community radio license from Ofcom"   Read More
  • Iain Stewart MP (Milton Keynes South)

    "You name it - MKFM is there; not just reporting what is happening, but giving a bit of pizzazz and excitement. It is becoming a cherished addition to the local community" Read More
  • Destination MK

    "We consider MKFM to be core champions of the city, and believe that – if granted a license – MKFM broadcasting permanently on FM will bring immeasurable benefits to the local Visitor Economy"   Read More
  • Pete Winkelman (MK Dons Chairman)

    "I've worked closely with the directors and staff at MKFM so I have personal knowledge of their enthusiasm, hard work and commitment and I believe it is a high priority to support what has become a very important local asset"   Read More
  • Willen Hospice

    "Support from MKFM has undoubtedly helped us engage members of the public in our fundraising, notably MKFM’s ongoing support for MK Midnight Moo event which in 2014 raised over £80,000 and the MKFM Willen Hospice Auction which raised over £5,000 in a day" Read More
  • Milton Keynes City Centre Management

    "MKCCM represents 36 member organisations with over 35,000 members staff, and we believe MKFM provides an invaluable service for our members" Read More
  • Milton Keynes Community Foundation

    "As a charitable organisation working at the heart of the community, we appreciate the invaluable support and coverage MKFM has given us and other charities in our city"   Read More
  • Newport Pagnell Carnival

    "Having a pro-active radio station on our doorstep that really does play a massive part in the community and the events that local people are trying to put together for various causes"   Read More
  • The Theatre District

    "We cannot wait until you have a full FM license so you can become bigger and better and MK can yet again boast of their own proper local radio station" Read More
  • Peter Marland (MK Council Leader)

    "The radio station has shown on countless occasions that it is fast becoming a key part of our local community and a vital part of the cultural fabric"   Read More
  • Hope For Hollie

    "The whole team at MKFM are first class and have shown nothing but empathy for our cause"   Read More
  • Marshall Amplification

    "MKFM has always supported us by promoting and attending any events we have held. This has been integral to the success of the events as it has encouraged people to attend: in turn generating more funds for charities"   Read More
  • Cllr Derek Eastman (Mayor of MK, 2014)

    "From the feedback received from residents following my slots it is clear to me that you have a wealth of listeners and a large band of support"   Read More
  • MK Pulse Magazine

    MKFM brings invaluable news, views and stories from across the city and wonder where we would be without it.   Read More
  • Xscape

    "Xscape, at a senior management level, have a belief that MKFM brings value to MK and to its partners"   Read More
  • Bletchley And Fenny Stratford Council

    "They have become a part of our event planning, so that they can support right from the early stages" Read More
  • The Parks Trust

    "MKFM have worked extremely hard to represent and support the diverse communities in Milton Keynes"   Read More
  • Mark Lancaster MP (Milton Keynes North)

    "As a member of parliament this service enables me to have an instant reaction to local topics and gauge the strength of feeling in my constituency"   Read More
  • Cancer Research UK

    "I have no doubt that the support from MKFM has played a big part in raising £110,000 for Cancer Research UK"   Read More
  • Milton Keynes Equality Council

    "Thank you MKFM for reaching out and empowering the community of Milton Keynes"   Read More
  • MK Food Bank

    "MKFM have been hugely supportive, helping us raise vital food items and awareness of our project amongst community members and local companies"   Read More
  • Stony Stratford Business Association

    "As a historic coaching town with a proud history it's important to have local media to represent our communuty and MKFM has done much to support Stony Stratford"   Read More
  • MK ACT

    "MKFM have been instrumental in helping us with our fundraising" Read More
  • Airkix

    "My background is radio as the ex-Commercial Director of GWR and I spent over 30 years in the industry. I’m a huge fan of Local Radio that serves the locality and touches local communities.  I know that this is exactly what MKFM does and you have my support"   Read More
  • Beanhill Action

    "They have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Not only for Beanhill, which is an estate in Milton Keynes that is in the top 10 deprived estates in UK, but the whole of Milton Keynes" Read More
  • Rotary Club of Milton Keynes

    "Publicity is so important in these days when so many charities are seeking assistance and we are really grateful for your help in doing this and improving awareness of our activities" Read More
  • Anglo Continental Cars

    "We have advertised with MKFM for over 12 months and can only praise the feedback we get from it"   Read More
  • Woughton Council

    "Whenever we have news or an event, MKFM is top of our list for contact as we know that we can rely on interactive communication and support for our community"   Read More
  • Age UK

    "Milton Keynes is desperate for a local radio station. MKFM has done a fantastic job with the resources it has at its disposal"   Read More
  • Castlethorpe Duck Race

    "We have no marketing budget and if we relied on attendance from our village, we would fail.  We know from chatting to people on the day that they do come from across Milton Keynes, so you really do make a difference"   Read More
  • Emily Darlington (MK North Labour Candidate)

    "MKFM is a unique and vital part of our growing city. It is a truly local radio station which supports local events and community groups. It also plays a vital role in promoting local business" Read More
  • Macintyre

    "MKFM are just fantastic!  I have had the chance to not only listen, but benefit from their enthusiasm, knoiwledge and support in everything we do"   Read More
  • Milton Keynes Business Leaders

    "They act in a passionate, refreshing, energetic, proactive and responsible manner and are a credit to our city"   Read More
  • Olney Town Council

    "We appreciate the support that MKFM has given to events in Olney, such as the Dickens of a Christmas market and the Pancake Race"   Read More
  • NSPCC

    "We have really appreciated the support and coverage that MKFM and your team have given us over the last 4 years"   Read More
  • MK News / MK Web

    "The station has gone from strength to strength since it was launched and provides a valuable source of information and entertainment for people in Milton Keynes"   Read More
  • Intu Milton Keynes

    "MKFM have helped raise our profile under the new brand name of “intu” with customer awareness now better than ever, footfall has a spring in its step and a renewed vitality"   Read More
  • Emily's Star

    "MKFM have volunteered their time to help us which has also saved us money on advertisement, they raise awareness of events on their station but also their other media platforms which reaches 1,000's"   Read More
  • Andrew Pakes (MK South Labour Candidate)

    "MKFM provides a fantastic service across Milton Keynes both as a radio station and supporting community events and initiatives across the city" Read More
  • Citizens Advice Bureau

    "It is clear that the directors of the station have integrity and a genuine interest in supporting the local community"   Read More
  • West Bletchley Council

    "MKFM have always been very willing to support West Bletchley Council in the build up to events, helping with profile and advertising but, more importantly, their participation on event days has been invaluable" Read More
  • MKIAC

    "They helped to develop our social media strategy and successfully engaging with communities from people from all backgrounds"   Read More
  • Cllr Catriona Morris (Mayor of MK, 2012-13)

    "It’s absolutely fundamental that Milton Keynes has its own radio station in this growing city"   Read More
  • Just The Way You Are MK

    "What we received and continue to benefit from far exceeded our hopes and expectations"   Read More
  • MK Dons Sports And Education Trust

    "I know that if you and your fellow colleagues continue to demonstrate and replicate your ingenuity, innovation and sheer effort you have shown throughout the station's life then success is assured"   Read More
  • Milton Keynes College

    "The College has been using your station as a very successful channel to get to potential students... the station’s demographic was a perfect match for the College’s demographic" Read More
  • Milton Keynes Hospital Charities

    "Without you, these events would either not have happened, or not been as successful"   Read More
  • Bucks Fire & Rescue Service

    "You've provided an invaluable service to the citizens of MK through supporting us in delivering community safety, risk reduction and prevention messages"   Read More
  • Skyline Taxis

    "MKFM have been like a breath of fresh air, the guys have committed their time and energy to the local community and should be very proud of what they have achieved thus far"   Read More
  • JSMV

    "MKFM have been a huge part of the progress of what JSMV has become. We've been associated with MKFM since the very first broadcast online"   Read More
  • Great Linford Parish Council

    "MKFM provide an alternative route to reaching residents and as such, is a valuable asset" Read More
  • Radcliffe School

    "The work you did within the school and for our community was first class"   Read More
  • Newport Pagnell Xmas Lights

    "Thanks to them our attendance levels have increased year on year and last year was the best attended event in the 54 year history of the town’s christmas lights"   Read More
  • MK BMX

    "MKFM’s exposure of BMX has resulted in more spectators at our most recent event last week and a greater awareness of the sport"   Read More
  • Sport Relief

    "A huge THANK YOU to you for your hard work in the lead up to, and on the day"   Read More
  • MK Festival Fringe

    "Being an organisation that depends on people working long hours in a voluntary capacity purely for something they feel passionate about, we completely appreciate the effort and commitment your team has and this shared ethos helps our organisations work well together"   Read More
  • Wolverton Lantern Festival

    "MKFM's support is an important element in the publicity and marketing of the event, and it has raised the profile of the Festival within Milton Keynes"   Read More
  • Advantage Africa

    "They helped to promote our activities and enabled us to raise the record breaking sum of £7812.64"   Read More
  • Roman Park Residents Club

    "They help bring the MK community and the smaller community groups within MK together"   Read More
  • Fenny Poppers Festival

    "Since 2011, they have enthusiastically promoted & attended our events. MKFM has enabled us to discontinue some of the other, less successful, event advertising avenues and spend more funds to make our event even more exciting" Read More
  • Middleton & Milton Keynes Village Community Group

    "MKFM have been very supportive of our group's activities and events"   Read More
  • UltraVegas

    "I for one would really love to see MKFM with this community radio licence – they deserve it, Milton Keynes deserves it and the community certainly deserves it"   Read More
  • MK Food And Leisure Awards

    "You well deserve the "Community Radio licence" because you have a real passion to help the local people of MK and work very hard to achieve the best radio station in Milton Keynes"   Read More
  • Festival of Running

    "MKFM plays a key role in informing the local community about our races and encouraging local runners to compete as well as local people to come along and support the runners on the day"   Read More
  • Frosts Garden Centre

    "Your continued support and work within the community is great"   Read More
  • Lydia Singer

    "This summer alone, Lydia has performed at many local community events and you've always given support by mentoring and guiding Lydia on her performing skills" Read More
  • Citizens MK

    "I have seen your commitment to bringing the voices of diverse individuals to the ears of the whole community and this helps us all live in a society that is tolerant and cooperative" Read More
  • Perception PR

    "The MKFM team were thoroughly professional and personable and gave above and beyond our expectations" Read More
  • UCMK

    "The students found the content and delivery to be engaging and extremely beneficial to provide a 'real world' context for their coursework" Read More
  • One World Club

    "I support MKFM’s application having seen at first hand the excellent work they do for the community" Read More
  • Milton Keynes Marathon

    "You have really helped the Milton Keynes Marathon become the flagship running event in Milton Keynes"   Read More
  • MK Family Law

    "I was impressed by the amount of work you do with local charities and businesses, with barely a day going by without you being present at a local event"   Read More
  • Inter-Action MK

    "Can’t believe you do so much out of the goodness of your heart, no wonder so many people admire you and have so much respect for you" Read More
  • Jardine Michelson Public Relations

    "I don’t believe there has ever been an event or occasion unattended by MKFM"   Read More
  • Milton Keynes Irish Centre

    "Our St Patrick's Day Parade, which is an annual event, has been supported and advertised by MKFM for many years" Read More
  • Holy Trinity Church

    "It will be great to have the opportunity of greater coverage of our events in the future" Read More
  • Russian Speaking Community Milton Keynes

    "MKFM is very supportive to a number of local charity organisations and RSCMK is one of them" Read More
  • Cllr Brian White (Mayor of Milton Keynes 2013-14)

    "As Mayor of MK I saw first hand how a radio station in touch with local people can transform communities and enhance business opportunities" Read More
  • Crohn's and Colitis

    "MKFM have always been keen to promote the MK and Bedford Crohn's and Colitis group events and their support is invaluable"   Read More
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Panto11_6Aladdin

The 2011 family pantomine at Milton Keynes Theatre was Aladdin, starring Gareth Gates, Paul Burling and Nicola Brazil.

With Genies by the lamp-load, belly-busting comedy, a selection of chart topping songs, bags of family fun, audience participation, a boo-able baddie and, just maybe, a real flying carpet – this was the biggest, best and funniest pantomime ever!

MKFM went backstage to meet the cast - check out our exclusive interviews with Gareth and Paul here:

 

PAUL BURLING INTERVIEW

 

GARETH GATES INTERVIEW

 

 

image003More about the pantomime

Pop and musical theatre star Gareth Gates, fresh from his critically acclaimed role in the 25th anniversary tour of Les Miserables culminating at the London Barbican, will be taking panto-goers on a magical carpet ride this Christmas in the title role of Aladdin. In this years fun-packed family pantomime at Milton Keynes Theatre (09 Dec – 15 Jan) brought to you by First Family Entertainment , Gareth will be joined by the hilarious 2010's Britain's Got Talent finalist Paul Burling as Wishee Washee . Paul became a firm favourite with judges and public alike for his side- splitting comedy routines, most memorably his uncanny impersonation of Harry Hill. With further star cast still to be announced prepare yourself for pure panto genie-us!

 

Panto11_2Gareth Gates as Aladdin

Since catapulting to teen idol status back in 2002 in the original Pop Idol , Gareth has enjoyed a succession of number one singles , including his version of Unchained Melody,the 2nd best selling single of the 90's and his success hasn't stopped since. In 2008 Gareth donned the sequins and lycra to take part in the hit TV show Dancing on Ice, before making a change in musical direction by accepting the lead role in Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - an ideal start to his theatrical career. During this time Gareth also tackled his first pantomime as Prince Charming, in Cinderella at the New Wimbledon Theatre. In 2009 Gareth wowed audiences up and down the country as he took the role of Marius in the 25th anniversary tour of Les Miserables. This mammoth 10-month tour played to sell out audiences across the UK before 22 special performances at the Barbican in London, tPanto11_8he show's original home in 2010. Gareth recently finished playing Marius in the West End production of Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre.

Gareth tells us he can't wait for panto season to begin and says "I'm really looking forward to playing Aladdin this year and bringing lots of fun and laughs to the stage at Milton Keynes Theatre. There's nothing quite like a good traditional Panto to raise a smile and bring the family together at Christmas! "

 

Panto11_4Paul Burling as Wishee Washee

Like many panto legends Paul Burling began his career as a holiday park entertainer, quickly becoming recognised as one of the finest comedy personalities on the circuit. Over the years Paul made a name for himself across the UK through tours, variety shows and corporate events, winning talent competitions including Search for a Star and Blackpool's Talk of the Coast. His debut TV appearance saw him win ITVs early talent show Pot of Gold. An experienced and talented voice over artist, Paul can also be heard on the radio waves up and down the country. No stranger to Pantomime, Aladdin will be Paul's fifteenth consecutive show! In 2010 Britain's Got Talent cemented twenty years hard work for Paul, giving him the platform to showcase his talent to the nation. Last Christmas Paul could be seen on prime time ITV in It's Paul Burling and has since toured the country in the Britain's Got Talent national tour. Paul's next TV appearance will see him steal the show on the BBC show The Slammer, due to be aired in September on BBC1.

 

Panto11_7Book Tickets

If it's magical family entertainment you're hoping for, your wish is our command! Make sure you join Gareth and Paul at Aladdin at Milton Keynes Theatre.  Book your tickets today at Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office, call 0844 8717652 or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes (booking fee applies)

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