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Goodbye to KL.FM ... and hello Greatest Hits Radio




Column by Beth Pridding of KL.FM, Friday, August 28, 2020

This year has been a year of change. From Brexit, to all the things the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into our lives, 2020 has delivered more changes than anything we’ve ever seen before.

And now, a change is coming to the West Norfolk airwaves. From next Tuesday, KLFM evolves into Greatest Hits Radio.

KL.FM's Beth Pridding enjoying the sunshine in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt
KL.FM's Beth Pridding enjoying the sunshine in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

There’s no denying. This this will be a big change for many who have been listening for years on end.

But we want to assure you that your shiny new radio station will still have all the latest local news, travel and weather, while legendary DJ’s like Simon Mayo, Mark Goodier, and Pat Sharp play your favourite songs.

It may be a bit strange at first, but we’re sure you’ll like it. Give it a try!

Simon Rowe at ASDA in South Wootton collecting donations for the KL.FM Toy Appeal
Simon Rowe at ASDA in South Wootton collecting donations for the KL.FM Toy Appeal

So, what’s happening to the full time team at KLFM? Well, I’ll still be out and about to cover the stories that matter to you in West Norfolk.

In the morning, Sharon Plummer will still tell you about any problems on the A47, or if you’ll need to grab a brolly when you head out the door. And Grace McGachy makes a welcome return to read your news in the afternoon.

Ben Norris from Drivetime will be moving across into our commercial department (I think he’s excited about the new car he’ll get!).

And our boss Adam Newstead steps up to be the new Senior Executive Producer for the company’s radio brands across the East and South of England, and Wales!

A special mention must go to Simon Rowe, pictured above, who has been part of the KLFM family for over 20 years.

From getting out and helping people when they’re in need, to working hard year after year on the KLFM Toy Appeal.

We can’t even begin to imagine how many smiles Si has brought to the faces of people all over West Norfolk.

He won’t be going far, though – you’ll still hear him from time to time, when he steps in to cover the drivetime show. He’ll also be the voice of some community-based initiatives which will begin to launch from next week!

But, to sign off the very last KLFM Off-Air column, we want to say this. From the bottom of our hearts, and from the entire team, thank you for listening and supporting us for over the last 28 years.

As KLFM evolves into Greatest Hits Radio, we hope you’ll continue with us on our new journey.



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