13th February 2002

 

FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR UNIVERSITY RADIO

 

One of the most influential names in British radio will be talking to students from the University of Lincoln’s radio station at their annual fundraising dinner in April.

 

Former head of Capital Radio programming Clive Dickens will be guest speaker at the Siren FM dinner, which will be held at the White Hart Hotel on Friday 26th April at 7.30pm. 

 

Staff and students from the station are hoping the four-course meal and evening of entertainment will generate funds and raise the profile of Siren FM, which will be going on air for three weeks from 8th May.

 

“Last year’s dinner was superb,” says executive station manager Emma Carrick.  “However, we want to improve on that this year and raise the profile of the station even more.  It is fantastic that Clive will be joining us.” 

 

Clive Dickens was Group Head of Programmes at London’s Capital Radio for five years.  The Sunday Times named him the fourth most influential person in the UK radio and music industry in 2000.

He is currently setting up a new radio group, Absolute Radio UK, with backing from the Liverpool superclub Cream. The new station will offer a mix of dance and rock music, with the dance content being provided by the nightclub.

The dinner will also double as a Siren FM prize giving.  “It’s good to recognise students who have worked hard on Siren FM for the last year,” says Emma.  “It is an excellent experience for them and invaluable for their future careers in radio broadcasting and entertainment.”

 

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For more information contact: Anna Godley, Press Assistant

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

Email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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