25th April 2003




Lincoln’s own university radio station is set to hit the airwaves for three weeks from Monday (28th April).


SIREN FM, which is staffed entirely by student volunteers, will broadcast from the Media Production Centre at the University of Lincoln for three weeks on 87.7FM.


This year’s broadcast stint will be the sixth from the Lincoln campus. SIREN FM first broadcast at Humberside University in Hull in 1996 and moved to new facilities at Brayford Pool in 1998.


This year’s schedule features the return of last year’s breakfast show pairing of Adam Heyhurst and Merlin McMahon.


Another highlight will be a radio soap opera called ‘Studentz’ which will air three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


For the second year SIREN FM has linked up with local schools to allow pupils to experience the excitement of live radio broadcasting.


Schools taking part on Saturdays are Usher Junior, City of Lincoln Community College, Yarborough, Joseph Ruston Technology College and St Peter and St Paul Catholic High School.


“SIREN FM should reach even further out to the community and the people

of Lincoln this time around,” said SIREN FM development officer Chris Harris.


“The feeling around the station is like a coiled spring: just release us and you won’t believe how you ever managed the rest of the year without us!


“As always there’s a good mix of music to suit all tastes, some new faces and some old faces - but most of all plenty of fun and frolics involving the entire city and beyond.”


Tune in to SIREN FM on 87.7FM from 28th April until 18th May 2003 or listen via the web at www.sirenonline.co.uk



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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