Grass Roots Radio is a chance for people to learn the basics of how to set up and run a community radio station offered by Siren FM, the University of Lincoln and the The Journalism Foundation, the charity that aims to encourage free journalism in a free world.
Work produced over the six week course will be broadcast on Siren FM on Saturdays between 4 and 5pm, and you’ll be able to hear parts of that here on the website as well as download podcasts from the weekly guest speakers.
On Siren this week, you would have heard the team introduce themselves and play a few songs of their choice: and you can listen to a clip of that here:
This week’s podcast is from guest speaker Les Sheehan, formerly Senior Broadcast Journalist at BBC Radio Lincolnshire, now a Visiting Lecturer at the Lincoln School of Journalism and freelance presenter with Siren FM and BBC Somerset. Discusses the history of radio in the UK, ways to find stories and opportunities for community radio through looking at the past of local radio.