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Kentish Post was founded. The first newspaper in Kent.
Kentish Post renamed Kentish Gazette
Ashford and Alfred News founded.
Ashford and Alfred News was renamed Kentish Express & Ashford News.
Maidstone Telegraph was launched.
Maidstone Telegraph renamed Kent Messenger.
East Kent Mercury founded
Barham Pratt Boorman co-founded the Kent Examiner & The Ashford Chronicle.
Kent Messenger acquired by Barham Pratt Boorman. The Ashford Chronicle is now part of Kent Messenger.
Henry Roy Pratt Boorman succeeded as the Editor on his father's death.
Edwin R P Boorman began his career with the company.
Kent Life magazine launched.
Evening Post was launched in the Medway towns.
Kentish Express joined the group.
Kentish Gazette, Herne Bay Press and East Kent Mercury joined the group.
The first Extra was launched in Thanet.
Sheeness Times Guardian and Faversham News joined the group.
Evening Post was re-named Kent Today.
Kent Business was launched.
Dartford & Swanley Informer joined the Group.
Gravesend Messenger, Dover Mercury, Adsmart and Kent & Sussex Auto Weekly were launched.
KentOnline launched. Sittingbourne edition of Kent Messenger launched. TLR (Thanet Local Radio) joined the group.
CTFM (Canterbury radio) and Neptune (radio station in Folkestone and Dover) joined the group.
Mercury Medway (Medway radio) and Mercury 96.2 & 101.6 FM (Tonbridge Radio) joined the group and were renamed KM-fm for Medway and KM-fm for West Kent respectively. CTFM was renamed KM-fm for Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.
TLR was renamed KM-fm for Thanet, Neptune was renamed KM-fm for Folkestone, Dover and Deal and Medway Messenger (Monday) was launched on 7th April to supersede Medway Today.
KM-fm for Folkestone, Dover and Deal was renamed KM-fm for Shepway and White Cliffs Country and Bromley Extra was launched. KMd starts transmission on the Kent DAB multiplex.
KM Radio rebrand their existing stations, from KM-fm to kmfm, and aim for greater coverage of the county by launching kmfm Ashford.
Chairman Edwin Boorman retires after leading the family company for 46 years. He became company President. Chairmanship is handed to the fourth generation, his daughter, Geraldine Allinson.
Digital Newspapers launched. CTR is rebranded as kmfm to become the seventh in Kent Messenger Group's network of commercial analogue local radio stations.
Kent Messenger Group becomes KM Group.
The company is awarded the title of Environmental Newspaper Company of the Year in The 2009 Newspaper Awards.
Sittingbourne News Extra (a new paid-for title) is launched.
Folkestone & Hythe Express (a new paid-for title) is launched.
Ofcom awards KM Group and University of Kent the local television licence for Maidstone and Tonbridge.