5th September 2001




Lincoln’s mayor and town crier will lend a hand at a special event to launch the city’s student radio station later this month.


Councillor Pat McGinlay and Terry Stubbings will be guests of honour at the launch of Siren FM, the radio station based at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside which goes on air for the eighth time on 17th September.


The station has been given special dispensation by the Radio Authority to broadcast for three weeks to coincide with Freshers’ Fortnight (17th to 30th September) and the launch of the new University of Lincoln (8th October). Siren has already been on air for three weeks in May 2001.


Siren FM will broadcast 24 hours a day from its base on campus to the city of Lincoln and beyond from 17th September until 9th 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.


“We’re very keen to get the whole community involved in Siren and so we’re thrilled that the mayor and the town crier will be here to launch the station,” said Emma Carrick, Siren FM’s first full-time station manager.


“The launch promises to be a great occasion for the students here and for everyone else involved.”


The event is supported by the Lincoln branch of Oddbins and begins at 11.30am on 17th September outside the Alstom Atrium. Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend.


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


(Please note that the launch of the University of Lincoln was originally scheduled for 1st October 2001.)


For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

Email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk