MKFM started broadcasting on 2 July 2011 on 107FM in Milton Keynes as part of a 28 days restricted service licence. A campaign was launched with the slogan 'On a mission to bring local radio back to Milton Keynes' with listeners asked to support the station's bid for a full-time FM licence. The station continued the campaign with further trial broadcasts in December 2011, July 2012, December 2012, May 2013 and December 2014 on 107FM.
MKFM began test transmissions on DAB Digital Radio across Herts, Beds, Bucks and Northants on 14 February 2013, before launching as a full-time service in May of the same year. MKFM was part of the launch of the local DAB multiplex when Milton Keynes Dons chairman Pete Winkelman and MP Iain Stewart switched on the transmitter in a ceremony at Bletchley Park.
MKFM applied to Ofcom for a full-time FM licence during December 2014.This followed a debate in Parliament by local MP Iain Stewart in May 2014 asking the broadcast regulator to speed up the application process for community radio stations to broadcast on FM.The station's licence application was announced to be successful on 19 March 2015 and the station hopes to begin test transmissions on FM during Summer 2015
On Saturday 27 June 2015, MKFM announced that it would be moving into new premises at intu Milton Keynes. The new studios will mean more space for the stations operations and will enable them to train even more volunteers, run community radio workshops and coach presenters. The existing MKFM Pod will remain at Stadium MK and will be used for regular outside broadcasts, coverage of sports and arena events
Transmissions were switched from the Pod at Stadium MK to the station's new studio on Monday 17 August 2015 at intu Milton Keynes. On the same day, MKFM launched its new Breakfast Show with Oliver, Darren & Lia with John Cove from the MK Dons being the first guest in the new studio.
MKFM officially launched on 106.3FM at 6am on Monday 7 September 2015.
Sponsored Stories You May Like
Man sadly dies after his car 'collides with fallen tree' in Milton Keynes
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A422 Bedford Road, Chicheley, Milton Keynes.
Olney Town Council cancels this year's popular annual Victorian Christmas Market
Olney Town Council has announced that the popular 'Dickens of a Christmas' event will not be taking place this year.
Town near Milton Keynes hit by two earthquakes in one day - the fourth in two weeks
There has been yet another earthquake in Leighton Buzzard today (22/9), with the second tremor being logged this afternoon.
Man is treated in hospital following an 'unprovoked' attack by five males in Milton Keynes
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to an assault where a man in his sixties sustained injuries and had to be treated in hospital in Milton Keynes.
More people in Milton Keynes win £1k each in the People's Postcode Lottery
Another postcode in Milton Keynes has been picked as the Daily Prize Winner today (22/9), with the last local winner being announced just two weeks ago.
Two more Secondary Schools in Milton Keynes confirm cases of COVID-19
MKFM has been made aware of another two schools in the area that have confirmed cases of the virus.
Third earthquake hits town near Milton Keynes in just two weeks
A 3.0 magnitude earthquake was felt by residents across Milton Keynes and surrounding areas this morning (22/9), with this being the third quake in just two weeks.
Secondary School in Milton Keynes receives prestigious international education award
Stantonbury International School has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.
Report 'whitewash' fear of residents living in shadow of giant warehouse in Milton Keynes
Residents who are living in the shadow of a giant warehouse fear that a much-anticipated review of a council decision that allowed it to double in height will be a “whitewash”.
Over 65s in Milton Keynes set to lose discounted travel before 9.30am as bus cuts loom
Over 65s are being asked not to use buses before 9.30am on weekdays to make more room for employees and students.
Students at Milton Keynes-based school to learn remotely after teachers are told to self-isolate
Stantonbury International School has had multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the school meaning that Years 7, 8, and 9 are currently closed.
Some people are waiting up to 2 months for appointments at Milton Keynes Hospital
MKFM has been contacted by listeners who say they have waited up to two months for appointments at Milton Keynes University Hospital following GP referral.
You May Have Missed
Coronavirus test centre employee's outcry over being charged to park whilst at work in Milton Keynes
Employees at the drive-in coronavirus test centre in Central Milton Keynes have to pay to park each day, it has been revealed.
Cat is stabbed twice in Milton Keynes
Last week, a family discovered that their pet cat had been stabbed in each of her back legs.
The areas in Milton Keynes where the most deaths involving coronavirus have sadly happened
The Office for National Statistics have revealed new localised data on the number of deaths which have taken place involving coronavirus.
Cafe Rouge to close in Milton Keynes as owners of chain enter administration
Cafe Rouge in Milton Keynes will be closing permanently as the owners of the chain enter administration.
EXCLUSIVE: McDonalds to restart breakfast service in Milton Keynes from July 8th
MKFM understands that McDonalds will be re-starting their breakfast service in all Milton Keynes stores from 8th July.
Deadly blue-green algae appears in another Milton Keynes park as warning sent to dog owners
Deadly blue-green algae has been identified in another Milton Keynes park as dog owners are warned to keep their animals out of the lake.
'Scum' spray-painted onto Milton Keynes couple's store window as well as other graffiti
A Milton Keynes couple have had the word 'Scum' spray painted onto their store window, as well as other graffiti on their store sign.
Milton Keynes local coronavirus case numbers do NOT include Drive-Through test centre results
A national newspaper has revealed that government coronavirus case numbers on a local authority level do not include any tests from local drive-through test centres and some home testing kits.
- How To Listen To MKFM
- MKFM and GDPR Data Regulation
- Contact Us
- Complaints Procedure
- Competition Terms and Conditions
© 2020 MKFM Limited - Radio Made In Milton Keynes. Powered by Aiir.