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New Team at Milton Keynes Station 1055 The Point includes Former CEO

April 28, 2024 | by The Jeuns

1055 The Point, a popular community radio station in Milton Keynes, is set to undergo a change in management soon. Darren Dorrington, former CEO of MKFM, and Matt Cadman, founder of Vibe 107.6 in Watford and Lite Radio in Surrey, will be taking over the reins starting in May.

In an interview with RadioToday, Darren shared his excitement about the new opportunity, stating, “Milton Keynes is one of those areas that’s lost most of its traditional local media. There’s an excellent opportunity for The Point to offer something different at a local level.”

Originally founded as Secklow Sounds in 2016, 1055 The Point rebranded in 2021, paying tribute to an iconic building in Milton Keynes that was home to the UK’s first multiplex cinema. Matt Cadman, echoing Darren’s sentiments, emphasized the station’s mission, saying, “Darren has very much been the saviour of local radio in Milton Keynes, and I’m very much looking forward to working with him.”

The duo is committed to taking the station to new heights and ensuring it fulfills its key commitments before a full relaunch on regional DAB digital radio later this year. Currently, the city has two community radio stations on FM, with MKFM playing hits from the 90s to today and The Point offering a wider range of music from the 60s to the present day.

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