2nd October 2007

 

Siren hails the launch of community radio

 

The University of Lincoln’s community radio station Siren FM is being officially launched on Thursday 4 October (this week) and has already been nominated for a Times Higher Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community.

 

The University of Lincoln is the first university in the country to have its own full-time community radio station. The station was set up to benefit the community, with local groups and individuals invited to put forward ideas for shows and to present on air.

 

The Times Higher Award will be given to a university with an imaginative scheme to aid the wider community socially, culturally and economically.

 

A full programme of events will be held throughout the launch day to welcome staff, students and supporters to the Siren FM studios based in the University’s MHAC building on the Brayford Pool campus. Guests from the Lincolnshire County Council, the Co-op and local schools and businesses will be invited to attend.

 

An informal party will also take place to say thank you to everyone, especially the volunteers and students, who worked on Siren FM over the summer to get it up and running full time.

 

“The station started in August with live breakfast, drivetime and lunchtime programmes and a selection of pre-recorded shows. We will gradually add programmes from community groups, drama from local groups and students, local band sessions. Anyone with an idea for a programme is welcome to get in touch,” says Andrew David, Siren FM’s Managing Editor.

 

Anyone who would like to get involved in the radio station should contact Andrew David by emailing adavid@lincoln.ac.uk

 

Siren FM broadcasts 24 hours a day on 107.3 FM.

 

 

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