Siren Update

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks here at Siren FM, in the space of four days we had three shows return to the airwaves, a presenter move on to university and a show moved into a new slot. The No Adults Allowed YJA Takeover came back on Monday, fully charged after the summer break. …

Siren Update

As all the students return to university life some of our show teams are coming back to bring you more Siren programmes. This week saw the long awaited return of Ten Tonnes of Pure Metal and next week brings the come back of two more shows. Behind the Headlines Professor Richard Keeble will be bringing…

Siren Update

Tune in to Siren FM this week for the return of Ten Tonnes of Pure Metal. James and the team will be back on Monday at 9pm with more new music and news from the metal scene. James has also been at Download and Sonisphere during the Summer break and while he was there he…

No Adults Allowed Specials

Firstly, thank you to everybody that has logged on to the new Siren FM website and has given us their feedback, we’ve had a lot of positive comments so far.  Secondly, thanks to those of you who have joined our new Facebook page, don’t forget to suggest it to your friends. Now on to the…

The latest on our new programmes

We have some more programming news for you this week. Last week saw the end of one show and launch of a new one.

Midweek Madams started last Wednesday and will be on every Wednesday afternoon between one and three.

Leon also presented his last No Adults Allowed last Friday but he will not be disappearing from the Siren airwaves for ever. Starting this week he will be bringing you the best in new music every Thursday night between seven and nine.

All change for Summer!

The sunshine is signalling the approach of Summer and along with that we have some schedule changes here at Siren too.

The Ten Tonnes team have taken a well-earned summer break and will be back in September, so have The Linc team which means the Sunday podcast will be back in the new academic year. The Siren News team will be scaling back the bulletins over the summer as most of the team are also away. Make sure to check us out for an update on that soon.

It’s not all holidays though as we are proud to bring some new programming to the Siren airwaves over the summer months.

Siren documentary wins journalism awards

Just wanted to let you that “Love Letters from Home”, produced and presented by Samantha Pidoux for broadcast on Siren FM last Christmas, has scooped two international awards today. Siren won the Radio Television Digital News Association’s Edward R Murrow Awards (International region), which recognise ‘outstanding achievements’ in electronic journalism in “News Documentary” and “Feature…

BBC Connect and Create

On Thursday 11th February a group of us from Siren FM and the Lincoln School of Journalism travelled up to the University of Teeside in Middlesborough for the BBC Connect and Create conference. The event was an opportunity for students, academics and BBC employees to find out more about the BBC North project and how it will benefit the North East.

We listened to talks from Peter Salmon, Director of BBC North, and Mark Thompson, BBC Director General, as they outlined the vision of the big project in Salford. How it will benefit the radio industry in the North East remained unclear.

More importantly the event is rounded off with the presentation of the BBC Partnership Awards. This years awards were presented by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, preceded by a very entertaining Question and Answer session with the comedians. Siren FM were nominated for the Achievement award, student newspaper The Linc were nominated in the Innovation category and LSJ graduate Dane Vincent was nominated in the Journalism category for his piece ‘All Bonged Up’.