The music plays on, but Island FM is hit badly by power cut
Tuesday 5th February 2013, 10:00AM GMT.
AN EMERGENCY 45-minute CD was played on a loop for two and a half hours yesterday morning as Island FM was among the worst-hit by a power cut on the Bridge
Supplies were cut off there and in parts of the Vale between around 6.30 and 8.59am yesterday. Homes and businesses were affected by the outage, with many shops unable to open.
But Island FM was a major casualty, with station director Mike Huston saying: ‘We can’t go on air speaking and have been unable to for about two and a half hours.
‘The 45-minute looped emergency CD has been playing. It means all the competitions, advertising and news can’t go out. The breakfast show is our busiest show. I can’t even make a cup of tea.’
A Guernsey Electricity statement said a cable entry point at a substation close to the Bridge failed, causing the fault.
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