Kingdom FM licence triggers investment

Kingdom Radio's Darren Stenhouse, left, and Blair Crofts. Picture: Contributed

Kingdom Radio's Darren Stenhouse, left, and Blair Crofts. Picture: Contributed

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Radio station Kingdom FM, one of Scotland’s few remaining independents, is planning further investment after being awarded a new 12-year licence by Ofcom.

The station, which broadcasts throughout Fife, would have been out of licence at the end of this 
year, but now has the green light to continue until the 
end of 2027. Managing director Blair Crofts and station manager Darren Stenhouse are both Fifers, and 80 per cent of shareholders are local business people and residents.

There are also a number of big-hitters on the station’s board, including Ian Condie, senior partner at Condie and Co, and businessman Robert Kilgour, founder of the UK’s largest care home operator.

Crofts said: “Being awarded the Fife licence for a further 12 years is fantastic news for everyone involved with the station. The next phase of our growth strategy is to invest in new studios and transmission equipment which will futureproof the business.”

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