25th June 2001




Lincoln’s student radio station has been given the green light to broadcast for a further three weeks this autumn to coincide with Freshers’ Week and the launch of the University of Lincoln.


Staff and students at the university were hoping that the Radio Authority would allow Siren FM to broadcast for seven days in September to mark Freshers’ Week, when new first-years come to the university for the first time.


But the authorities were persuaded to grant Siren a second three-week licence for the first time in the station’s history.


Siren FM (Scholars in Radio Entertainment) will broadcast from 8am until midnight from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside to the city of Lincoln and beyond from 17th September until 7th October on 87.9 FM.


The station was originally launched at Humberside University in 1995 and moved south in 1998 to establish itself in new facilities at the Lincoln campus of ULH.


“The university has big plans for its radio station, which is becoming increasingly popular among both students and young people in the city,” said ULH spokesman Jez Ashberry.


“This second licence is doubly significant as it will allow our students to cement the reputation of the station at a time when all eyes will be on the university.”


Freshers’ Week this year is from 17th to 22nd September 2001. The university will be relaunched as The University of Lincoln on 1st October 2001.


You can find out all about Siren FM and listen to the broadcasts online by visiting the station’s website:



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For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042      

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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