Kentish Post was founded. The first newspaper
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
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
Kent Life magazine launched.
Evening Post was launched in the Medway
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
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
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
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,
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
The company is awarded the title of
Environmental Newspaper Company of the Year in The 2009 Newspaper
Sittingbourne News Extra (a new paid-for title) is
Folkestone & Hythe Express (a new paid-for
title) is launched.