At 11am on Monday, BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s mid-morning presenter, Melvyn Prior broadcast the first link in the hour from a car being driven by his producer, Andy Roche, as they travelled from the BBC studios to those of Lincoln City radio, a mile and a half away.
Melvyn welcomed listeners to a special hour, and a first for radio in Lincoln. The hour was broadcast live on BBC Radio Lincolnshire, Lincoln City Radio and Siren FM.
As they arrived at the LCR studios, live on air, Melvyn spoke to staff and volunteers from Lincoln’s community stations, who were at the first collaboration day between BBC Local Radio and the Community Media Association.
During the project that began in the autumn, Siren FM and LCR presenters and reporters have been working with journalists from BBC Radio Lincolnshire to develop their techniques in radio production.
Earlier on Monday, audio content produced by volunteers at Siren and LCR was broadcast on the BBC Radio Lincolnshire Breakfast Show.
Ed Wellman, Programme Organiser at Siren FM said “Siren and LCR have been working closely together for a couple of years and we’ve found it beneficial to spend time with our colleagues at BBC Radio Lincolnshire. They have encouraged the Siren team, and we’re proud to be part of the vibrant radio landscape in Lincoln”.
Malcolm Thompson, Director of Programming and Training for Lincoln City Radio believes the partnership is significant. “It’s been good to see LCR presenters working with our radio neighbours, and we look forward to developing our links with Siren FM and BBC Radio Lincolnshire”.