If you missed Monday night’s show, listen in here: https://www.mixcloud.com/crmkMusic/the-sports-deck-with-tara-b-4th-november-2019/
As an ever-growing city, Milton Keynes has had its own local radio station that has been broadcasting for over forty years and is available to anyone online.
The story of CMRK so far:
CRMK was formed in 1978 – originally the name stood for Cable Radio Milton Keynes. The station’s broadcasting medium was literally built into the fabric of the city via a network of underground cables.
The station began life in converted offices of Channel 40 TV on Fishermead Boulevard, when the lease on the MKDC premises ran out, the whole operation was moved to a large caravan in the grounds of InterAction at Peartree Bridge.
Over the decades, the station, throughout various studio moves, has broadcast a huge range of programmes from local interest, religion and arts to shows covering almost every style of music.
We are non-profit, with funds raised being used to cover running costs and improve the studio.
CRMK provides studio facilities for independent radio presenters in the Milton Keynes / Northampton area. The station produces a wide variety of shows, broadcasting online to listeners locally and worldwide.
After the lease for their previous premises ran out, the dedicated group of CRMK presenters finally found their forever home – a disused former toilet block. Over a series of months, the team transformed an ivy-covered shell into a beautiful radio station with a small carbon footprint and a wheelchair-friendly entrance. On 1st April 2017, the station began broadcasting live once more!
Recently Sports Shots learnt that CMRK now has a regular weekly Sports Show, every Monday, and we caught up with presenter Tara Bonaiti to find out more:
My presenter name is Tara B. and I present The Sports Deck live every Monday 6-7pm. This is a relatively new show which has been broadcasting for about four months.
My aim is to highlight and promote local sporting events and clubs as well as broadcasting news on international sports. I try to cover sports news from around the world as our listeners are very international ranging from Russia, USA and Germany to Turkey and India.
I get a lot of my information from social media and the news, as well as information from people contacting me directly to give their event or club a mention to help promotion.
I regularly have guests on my show who are local to MK and want to promote their club or sport or event. I try to highlight a different sport every week with these guests from golf to walking football.
I am thoroughly enjoying my role as a broadcaster and hope to continue doing this for many years
For more details of where you can engage with the station, use any of the following links:
Facebook: crmk listeners
The Sports Desk will be on air this Monday from 6pm, listen in here: https://crmk.co.uk/the-sports-deck/