Milton Keynes radio station headed for FM?


Secklow Sounds internet radio station has applied for an FM licence, and could soon be broadcasting across the FM airwaves.

The all-volunteer station has applied to Ofcom thanks to £1,500 it received from last year’s Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards.

Managing director Mike Johnson said: “We are immensely grateful for the award of this grant which has helped us meet the application fee and cover the legal costs.

“With an FM licence we can really go places, it will help us grow and continue to serve Milton Keynes.”

Secklow Sounds plans to become self-sustaining by developing its team of volunteers.

Dr Philip Smith, chairman of MK Business Leaders, said: “We have a responsibility to invest in the next wave of entrepreneurs, business and social enterprises, and specifically projects improving the lives of unemployed or disadvantaged young people through them acquiring business and entrepreneurial skills.” 

Earlier this month Dr Smith visited the Secklow Sounds studio and appeared on the All Things MK show hosted by Jim Cleland to talk about MK Busines Leaders and the MK Busines Achievement Awards 2015. 

Proceeds from this year’s event will also go into the MK Busines Leaders Fund.

There is still time to enter MK BAA 2015 with the closing date for entries now extended to February 2.

Entering is all done online after registering on the website and is quick, easy and free.

There are categories to cover all sectors and sizes of business with an MK postcode. Everyone shortlisted will see their name in lights at the glittering awards night on March 12 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Stadium:mk.

This year’s competition is also open to previous entrants.