Siren FM - FM 107.3 - Lincoln

Lincoln’s first community radio station

Welcome to Siren FM! Siren FM is proud to be Lincoln’s first community radio station and has been broadcasting since 11th August 2007. We aim ... See more to make radio accessible to all and especially those aged between 9 – 25 in the Lincoln area. Since our opening 3 years ago we’ve developed a wide range of programmes and we broadcast something like 60 hours of locally produced material a week. We have a full time licence from Ofcom and therefore we’re a proper radio station broadcasting on 107.3 FM and www.sirenonline.co.uk. Although we’re based at the University, who have provided some of the best studio facilities in the area, we are not a student radio station; we are very much a community station and our doors are open to all. The station is a place to explore in a friendly and safe environment just how much fun radio can be; and, who knows, we may even be the spring board for launching the career of the next Chris Moyles or Fearne Cotton? Andrew David – Managing Editor I’ve been in BBC radio for ages – ever since 1972 when even Terry Wogan was a young man – I used to work on providing music for his Radio 2 show. Since then I’ve worked at BBC Radios Nottingham, Kent and Lincoln and been the front man on TV – East Midlands and Midlands TODAY. I’ve been looking after the radio station, Siren FM, since before the studios existed and I can honestly say it’s the best job I’ve ever had, working with a fabulous team of dedicated and exhaustively hard working volunteers. Long may it continue. Barnie Choudury – Deputy Editor I’ve been a broadcaster only a little less time than Andrew. He’s been here since the Ark…and I joined the next but one ship. Anyway, I started broadcasting when I was sixteen with Coventry Hospital Radio and was a volunteer with Mercia Sound, the ILR station. When I went to university, I gained experience at Southern Sound Radio on the Saturday breakfast programme and sports’ show – with the legendary Jonathan Pearce. I joined the BBC as a trainee after graduating - and stayed there for twenty-four years. At some stage I’ve been a reporter, producer, presenter, output editor and correspondent at either local, regional and national radio or television and have been lucky enough to win some awards. My role? To coach our programme teams - and suggest ways to make your listening experience even better. Liam Juniper – Technical Coordinator I’m a Level 3 Media Production student at the University of Lincoln and I’ve been involved in radio since Autumn 2004. I started off as a presenter at Ulster Hospital Radio in Dundonald near Belfast and have also presented on the official Glastonbury radio station Worthy FM. I first got involved at Siren FM as the producer of Making Money back in 2008. Since then I have presented on the breakfast, lunchtime and drive slots here at Siren and spent 7 months working as the Assistant Editor (all while being the Technical Coordinator at the same time!). As I approach my final year at University I have taken a step back to concentrate on my studies whilst still making the gizmos that get Siren FM on the airwaves work. Dom McAndrew – News Coordinator My time in radio started in a town called Malton in North Yorkshire. A two week restricted service license was granted to a station based in the back room of a cinema: a chance opportunity that encouraged my involvement in Siren FM when I arrived in Lincoln in 2007. I got involved in Siren News to supplement my degree, and got the role of News Coordinator after a single year of service. As News Coordinator, it’s my duty to get the daily local news bulletin out from Monday to Thursday (leaving Friday free for the final year student’s CityVibe@5). I also present the local news review show ‘End of the Week’. Edward Hortop – Work Experience and Youth Inclusion Coordinator I joined Siren FM after working in the field of education as a support tutor and then as an adult education and community trainer (PGCCE) since 1997. I always had a keen interest in news and current affairs which led to my pursuit of a BA (Hons) degree in Government and Politics combined with Sociology as an Open University student! I had no experience with radio whatsoever before I joined the team at Siren FM, however I am a keen thespian and have performed in many amateur dramatic productions over the years. My role as Work Experience and Youth Inclusion Coordinator soon meant that I was learning just as much as the students on our work experience placements, so I am now frequently recording, editing and taking part in many aspects of radio production. I now co-host the Siren Surgery and have a burning passion for Classical Music! Stephen Brien – Music Coordinator I first started working at Siren in the summer of 2008, writing copy for the 5.45pm news bulletin, after graduating in Journalism from the University of Lincoln in 2006. I then became a member of the news team, eventually becoming a day editor. In January last year, I started co-presenting End of the Week, a show that takes a light-hearted review of the week’s local news. I’m also Siren’s Music Co-ordinator, responsible for all the music, old and new, that goes out on Siren. Outside of Siren FM, I’ve also done work experience at Lincs FM, and co-presented the teatime show on Grapevine FM in August last year.

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