Siren FM, the University of Lincoln and The Journalism Foundation are working together to host a free course entitled Grass Roots Radio. The course is a chance for people to learn the basics of how to set up and run a community radio station.
The course is based at Siren 107.3 FM, the first community radio station to be established in an English university. 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 on the website as well as download podcasts from the weekly guest speakers.
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. Les discusses the history of radio in the UK, ways to find stories and opportunities for community radio.
To hear a podcast of the first session click here.