26th September 2006




The new station manager of SIREN FM, the radio station of the University of Lincoln, will talk about the station’s exciting future at a special event tomorrow (Wednesday).


Former BBC anchorman Andrew David will talk about the station’s full-time radio licence and the opportunities which will be offered to school children and community groups.


The launch event will take place tomorrow (Wednesday) between 4pm and 6pm in the East Midlands Media and Technology Enterprise Centre (EMMTEC) at the university and members of the public are welcome to attend.


“SIREN is about bringing the university into the community and the community into the university,” said a university spokesman.


“Ofcom has awarded the University of Lincoln a full-time radio licence to broadcast from February 2007, which means there will be opportunities for the local community to undertake training with the station and deliver live or pre-recorded radio programmes.”


The station will also provide an outlet for local music and the arts, opportunities for local drama and information about events or issues within Lincoln and beyond.


Station Manager Andrew David worked for the BBC from 1972 until 2003. He has worked at BBC Radio 2, BBC Scotland, BBC Radio Nottingham, BBC Radio Kent and BBC Radio Lincolnshire and moved to TV news in the East and West Midlands.


He left the BBC in 2003 to concentrate on freelance broadcasting at BBC Radio Lincolnshire and to premiere a national independent station in London.  








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