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ANDREW DAVID Managing Editor - Siren FM at the University of Lincoln. Andrew has spent all of his working life in broadcasting, primarily in BBC Radio and TV, as a producer, reporter, presenter and manager. He worked for the BBC from 1972 to 1991 in many cross platform areas. He work in the music libraries for BBC Radio 2 in the early 1970s transferring to BBC Local Radio in Nottingham and Kent from 1976 – 1987. In 1987 he was head hunted to front the news in both the east and west Midlands for BBC Midlands TV where he developed his bi-media skills and often anchored the main evening opt in both Nottingham and Birmingham. Many of the skills honed in a professional broadcasting career spanning more than 25 years to date have found transferable value in other areas; He provides a range of media training for broadcasters and senior company executives; he also acts as a conference MC and provides script writing and presentational skills’ training to managers, directors and specialised staff. In September 2006 he was appointed the Managing Editor of Siren FM. The station went on air in the summer of 2007 and is Lincoln’s first community station, based at the University of Lincoln, drawing on an enthusiastic student team but also welcoming, and actively encouraging, all members of the wider Lincoln city and county communities to play a full part. Drawing on his experiences in the industry he has brought together teams of students and the greater Lincoln community to run station. In 2012 he successfully guided the station through its re-licensing process; won 2 “RTDNA ‘Edward R. Murrow’ Awards” for hard news and feature reporting; and now is the chair of the Community Media Association (CMA). He also lectures on Levels one and two (Multiplatform and Radio Workshops) at the Lincoln School of English & Journalism. He was editor UK editor for the European radio project, EURANET, co-ordinating input from 7 contributing stations and feeding the material and a half hour magazine programme to Europe for onwards transmission to and estimated audience of 17 million. Across the EU. This project closed at the end of 2012.
Managing Editor, Siren FM - legally responsible to Ofcom for all the station’s output and manages a volunteer team in excess of 80 between the ages of 9 and 90.