Kingdom FM invests in new Kirkcaldy studios
Kingdom FM invests in new Kirkcaldy studios
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Kingdom FM invests in new Kirkcaldy studios

Kingdom FM has moved into new state of the art studios in Kirkcaldy after putting £150,000 funding in place.

The radio station, which has broadcast throughout Fife since October 1998, last year celebrated being awarded a new 12-year licence by Ofcom.

Now it has moved from its base of the last 18 years at Haig House, Markinch, eight miles down the A915 to Elizabeth House in Barclay Court, Kirkcaldy.

The new studios are 50% bigger than before, allowing the station to develop new revenue streams – including the introduction of a digital communications and marketing hub for the use of local SMEs, an audio visual design suite and video production.

A future planned development is the introduction of a Kingdom FM Radio Academy aimed at helping discover and train the region’s radio presenters and broadcasters of the future.

Managing director Blair Crofts (pictured) said: “We have been very happy in Markinch, but with the ongoing growth of the station it was time to move to more suitable premises. This is the start of a new era for Kingdom FM, and the entire staff is excited about what lies ahead. The result will be an even better service for our listeners and advertisers.

“The setting up of new studios with the latest sound technology was a complex task, and all of the contractors – many of them local companies – really came through to complete the job weeks ahead of schedule. We are very grateful.”
Recent audience figures show a third of people in Fife – Scotland’s third largest region -regularly listen in to Kingdom FM every month.

It has a number of professionals on its board, including chairman Ian L. Livingstone, former chairman of Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire, Jazz FM CEO Jonathan Arendt, Ian Condie, senior partner at chartered accountants Condie and Co and businessman Robert Kilgour of Dow Investments, the founder of the UK’s largest care home operator and Shaun Mackintosh, Director of Commercial with Boyd Legal, son of George Mackintosh, co-founder of Kingdom FM.

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