MKFM is coming to 106.3fm with a new look

MKFM: Chris Gregg, Pete Winkelman, John Cove, Darren Dorrington and Lia Christodoulou
MKFM: Chris Gregg, Pete Winkelman, John Cove, Darren Dorrington and Lia Christodoulou

Milton Keynes will have a brand new FM radio station from the second week of September.

Today, MKFM has announced its much anticipated launch along with a brand new logo.

The new local radio station will broadcast on 106.3 FM from new studios at Intu Milton Keynes from Monday, September 7 with test transmissions starting this weekend.

MKFM will feature MK Dons match coverage, a new Breakfast Show with Oliver, Darren & Lia and local news, sport, travel and weather, along with a fresh mix of music and support for local events, charities and businesses.

Programme Director Chris Gregg said: “We’ve waited four years for this and can’t wait to launch on FM. We’re very grateful to the hundreds of listeners and local organisations who gave messages of support and helped our licence application to succeed.”

Revealing MKFM’s new look at Stadium MK, MK Dons Chairman Pete Winkelman said: “We’ve been great supporters of MKFM since we lost our dedicated radio station in Milton Keynes.

“They’ve worked hard to get on FM and supported our community on a number of different levels. We look forward to the station growing with us.”

MKFM was started by former Horizon Radio programme controller Chris Gregg in July 2011, and after five FM trial broadcasts, the station launched on DAB Digital Radio in May 2013.

Managing Director Darren Dorrington said: “We’re delighted to be bringing local radio back to Milton Keynes and serving our fast growing city.

“Our shows will start on FM on September 7 and we’ll be celebrating with a launch party on the last Saturday in September at MK Social and Wonderworld. We have some exciting plans for the future which we will be announcing soon.”