Tindle Radio, the new owners of 107.2 Win FM have announced the station will forge close links with other local Tindle stations Kestrel FM in Basingstoke, Kick FM in Newbury, Delta Radio in East Hampshire and soon to be launched Andover 106.4FM.
The Local Radio Company announced the disposal of the station yesterday, after it did not respond to profit improvement plans. It is thought Win FM is the first of many stations to be sold by TLRC.
Commenting on the acquisition, Sir Ray Tindle said, ?I am delighted we have acquired Win FM. This is a very positive development and is a strategic move in terms of the expansion plans for both the newspaper and radio groups.? Brian Doel, Director of Tindle Radio Holdings said, ?Win FM is a key part of the Group strategy in the area and having now met the staff I know it?s going to be a great success.?
Kevin Stewart, Chief Executive of Tindle Radio said, ?Win FM fits naturally into the geographic area we already cover in our new Southern cluster. I am pleased that John Baker is joining us as Regional Managing Director of Tindle Radio South as he also passionately believes in the localness of radio.?