17th September 2001






Lincoln’s mayor and town crier will lend a hand today (17th September) at a party to launch the city’s student radio station Siren FM.


Councillor Pat McGinlay and Terry Stubbings will be guests of honour at the launch outside the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside’s Alstom Atrium at 11:30 am.


This is the seventh year running that the station has been given special dispensation by the Radio Authority to broadcast 24 hours a day for three weeks from its base on campus to the city of Lincoln and beyond on 87.9 FM. 


Today’s launch coincides with Freshers’ Fortnight (17th to 30th September) and the launch of the new University of Lincoln (8th October) before its close on 9th October.


“We’re very keen to get the whole community involved in Siren 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.”


Emma added: “Siren gives an insight into university life. It’s fun, with features such as budget cooking, competitions for freshers, and music from mainstream to pop, but it’s also informative, providing regular news bulletins with news provided by the Lincolnshire Echo.”


The event is supported by the Lincoln branch of Oddbins. The station’s other supporters include the Galley Café Grill, Debenhams and the Library Bar. Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend.


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

e-mail: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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