25th April 2002




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 bash tomorrow (Friday).


Former head of Capital Radio programming Clive Dickens will be guest speaker at the Siren FM dinner and ball, which will be held at the White Hart Hotel 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.


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.


“Siren FM is reaching out to the local community more and more and the annual fund-raising dinner and ball is a good opportunity to raise the profile of  the radio station,” said a university spokesman.




For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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