2nd May 2000

 

STUDENTS TO BROADCAST LIVE FROM DOME

 

Student broadcasters at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside are to be the first to broadcast live from the Millennium Dome in Greenwich.

 

Siren FM, which was re-launched today and which will be on the airwaves 24 hours a day until 28th May, will broadcast from the Dome all day on Thursday (4th May).

 

The students will also broadcast live from Lincoln’s Waterside Centre next Monday (8th May).

 

BBC North anchorman Harry Gration made a flying visit to the university’s Lincoln campus this morning (2nd May) to launch the student radio station, which has again been granted a 28-day restricted service licence to broadcast 24 hours a day on 87.9 FM to Lincoln and the surrounding area.

 

The ‘Look North’ and ‘Grandstand’ presenter met student broadcasters and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Technology, Prof Peter Arnold, before being interviewed live on air by student Dave Stanford.

 

The student radio station - Scholars In Radio ENtertainment - started life at the Hull campus but has broadcast from the new Media Production Centre in Lincoln for the past two years.

 

Tune in to Siren FM on 87.9 FM or visit the website at www.sirenfm.co.uk

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)