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, Lawrie Hallett, who used to work at Ofcom, gives an idea of how to get through the regulation hurdles for setting up a radio station – and how do you know what your audience wants? Lawrie gives his advice on different ways of doing surveys and monitoring your audience on a small station.
To hear a podcast of the first session click here.