University of Lincoln to surrender licence for Siren Radio

Siren Radio will close at the end of June after the University of Lincoln announced it will be handing its licence back to Ofcom.

The service, which has been part of the University since 1996, has been a full time community station since 2007.

In a statement, station manager Ryan Jones writes: “A special week of programming is being put together for our final week of broadcasting.

“This schedule will take effect from Monday 24th June and more will be shared about this soon.

“On behalf of the whole Siren team I’d like to say a huge thanks to our families, our friends, and to you, our listener for the support and encouragement you have shown to Siren since it began broadcasting to the City of Lincoln and beyond.

“I’d also like to thank the Siren Team, both current and previous members, for their dedication to the station, for sharing their passion for music, and for helping to build a community radio station that has always put teamwork at the heart of what we do.”

A new broadcasting provision is planned by the University, details of which have yet to be revealed, but will “reflect nationwide developments in traditional radio broadcasting”. It’s clear to see from today’s news that operating an actual radio station does not form part of the establishment’s ‘Sound of the Future‘ plan.

We’ve contacted the station for further comment.