Siren FM is Lincoln’s first community radio station, which aims to make radio accessible to all, especially those between the ages of 9 and 25. Based in the University of Lincoln, Siren FM won East Midlands Station of the Year in 2013.
During his time at the University of Lincoln, David developed a passion for radio while contributing to Siren FM on a regular basis. Below are examples of the work he carried out for the radio station.
- Siren News
October 2010 – May 2012
During my first two years at university, I spent an afternoon a week contributing to Siren News, broadcasting a daily news and sport bulletin at 5:45pm. As part of Siren News, I was regularly locating news stories, conducting interviews and reading bulletins out on the radio. Below is an example of a bulletin I read on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012:
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- The Watercooler
January 2012 – November 2012
The Watercooler was a Monday morning breakfast show full of games, facts, issues and fun to help that horrible transition into the working week. I, along with Nick Codling, Laura Stewart, Tom Mughal, Lizzie Johnson & Peter Horspool, presented the programme throughout our second and third year at university. Listen to show 8 (first broadcast on Monday, March 19th, 2012):
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One of the biggest achievements at The Watercooler was the 24 hour radio show, which raised over £1,000 for St Barnabas Hospice Trust in Lincolnshire. As part of the show, we were joined by a number of live bands and guests.
- City Vibe
September 2012 – May 2013
As part of my Journalism course, I, along with a group of other students on the course, was tasked with outputting a magazine show every Friday (on a fortnightly basis). The show, which consisted of radio packages and songs, was highly praised by Roger Mosley – the organiser of the BBC’s London Olympics broadcasts.