Siren FM is proud to be Lincoln’s first community radio station and has been broadcasting since 11th August 2007. We aim to make radio accessible to all and especially those aged between 9 – 25 in the Lincoln area.
Siren FM is proud to be Lincoln’s first community radio station and has just been named as East Midlands Station of the Year for the second year in a row.
We aim to make radio accessible for everyone in Lincoln and its surrounding villages. Siren also hosts training activities to get young people ON AIR.
We’re based at the University of Lincoln Brayford campus and we are here to make local radio for you, by you and with you.
You can hear Siren on FM, online and on your mobile. Click here to find out more about how to listen to us.
Get in touch with us by going to our contact page.
Want to know more? You can read our station blog to see what we’re currently up to.
If you want more information about volunteering at Siren FM, click here.
Meet the team
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!
Ryan Jones – Assistant Manager
Since joining Siren FM two years ago Ryan has worked in a number of positions at the station. From beginning as a deputy day editor in 2014 as part of the Siren News Team, to becoming News Editor in 2015. Ryan now looks after the day to day running of Siren FM: from managing the station’s schedule, ensuring programmes go out on time every time, to bringing in new volunteers, enhancing links with the various departments in the University of Lincoln, building relationships with local community groups and businesses, and also just ensuring that every member of Siren FM is safe, happy and enjoying themselves.
Ryan is also a member of the Siren FM Advisory Board which meets every three months to decide the direction Siren FM will take.
If you want to find out anything about Siren FM, or even to get involved drop him an email, give him a call, or leave a voicemail. He always replies!
Geoff Thompson – Broadcast Manager & Breakfast Presenter
Geoff is the voice of our Breakfast Show. He has been with the station from Day One. When he’s not on air Geoff makes sure everyone else is! He has the keys and know-how to make sure the aerial is doing its job. He keeps Siren FM streaming on the web too. And, on the rare mornings we allow Geoff a lie in, he reports live from Thompson Towers with regular travel and weather updates into Weekend Breakfast. Geoff pops up at all our outside events, and he leads the stations coverage of anything in the air. There is nothing he doesn’t know about a Lancaster! Catch him on air weekdays at 7am. Honestly, we don’t know how he does it.
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’m a co-presenter on 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 – mainly keeping the station up to date with the latest releases on our playlists!
Su Roys – Work Experience Coordinator
Siren FM is one of the most popular choices for secondary school work experience in the county. Students in Year 10 and upwards are invited to complete a week’s placement at Siren which is arranged through the Lincolnshire County Council schools in partnership with Education Business Partnership.
Also, we welcome undergraduates and postgraduates from Lincoln and further afield to join us for informal experience.
Our work experience scheme at all levels is extremely popular and we make it a priority to accommodate as many people as we can. The Siren FM team jointly take responsibility for delivering these projects which are co-ordinated by Mrs Su Roys. Su has a wealth of experience in education and delivering training at all levels. She is your first point of contact if you are interested in working with us. Contact Su at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew Dixon and Bethany Pridding – Siren News Editors
Matt and Beth are heading up the 2016/2017 season of Siren News. With daily bulletins from 5.45pm every Monday-Thursday, this years news team hopes to build on the strong success of last years team, headed up by editor Ryan Jones.
Made up of a team of Day Editors, Deputy Day Editors and News Reporters, Siren News are always looking for the stories that affect Lincoln and the people who live and care about the city. If you want to get involved then give the news desk an email and they will be happy to help.