After 10 years as Station Director of the station, Cheryl Buggy is stepping down from her role running Express FM, one of the longest running community stations in the UK.
Cheryl was one of the founding members of Express when it applied for its licence 11 years ago.
“I had a desire to combine my love and experience in radio, with that of having written a number of personal development programmes aimed at improving people’s communication and employability skills, and confidence. The opportunity to establish a new concept in radio stations in Portsmouth came along, and Express FM was born. I also thought the city deserved its very own dedicated radio station, that could let people know about all the great things happening in the city.”
Taking over the reins is Miles Henson. For the past eight years, Miles has been presenting the business show on Express, fitting it around his very successful international consultancy, the People Academy. Clients include Team USA for the next Olympics and BMW UK.
“I love radio, and people are at the heart of all the work I do,” Miles said.
“So this job is a perfect combination of the two. Express is in great shape, but with plenty of untapped potential going forward so I am raring to go!
“The focus of loving all things local will continue to be at the heart of what we broadcast, and I want to ensure Express is the station of choice for everybody in Portsmouth and the wider Portsmouth Harbour area.”
“I’ve had a very happy 10 years running the station, but with a new 5-year licence, and a new home in purpose built studios at the University of Portsmouth’s Eldon Building, it seemed a good time to step back and take some time for myself.” Says Cheryl “and I am delighted that the station will be in such creative hands going forward.”
You can tune into Express on the 93.7 FM frequency, on digital radio, and online, and they intend to add video to the offer. The station broadcasts 45 shows every week, most presented by volunteers.