5th April 2006




Children from 14 schools across Lincoln will be broadcasting to the masses when the University of Lincoln’s very own radio station, SIREN FM, hits the airwaves later this month.


The station, which has been broadcasting in Lincoln since 1998, is almost entirely run by student volunteers and will be on-air for three weeks from Tuesday 18th April until Monday 8th May.


For the fifth year running SIREN FM has linked up with local schools giving pupils the chance to experience the excitement of live radio.


The children, aged between 8 and 15, will be producing and presenting their own shows with the help of the university’s media production students on Fridays from 4pm till 6.30pm and Saturdays from 9am till 11.30am. 


Schools taking part include Robert Pattinson School, Christ’s Hospital School, Usher Junior, City of Lincoln Community College and St Faith and St Martin Junior School.


Lincolnshire County Council Public Relations Manager Steve Jackson and BBC Radio Lincolnshire Managing Editor Charlie Partridge will also produce and present their own shows.


On Monday 1st May SIREN regular Sammo Nigh will host a live outside broadcast from The Cell nightclub on Mint Street featuring DJ Jason Herd from popular dance music producers Herd & Fitz, who recently had chart success with ‘I Just Can’t Get Enough’.


To celebrate the start of this year’s broadcast there’ll be a launch party on Thursday 6th April in the Walkabout pub at 7.30pm. This will be followed by a ball with live music by the ‘Slimline Papas’ on Friday 5th May at the university’s Delph Bar.


Next year SIREN will broadcasting 365 days a year under the terms of one of nine new community radio licenses awarded by Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries.


Tune in to SIREN FM on 87.7FM or listen via the web at www.sirenonline.co.uk.


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson Press Officer (01522) 886244 kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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