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L107 radio transmitter stolen

Troubled radio station L107 in Lanarkshire‎ has had its transmitter stolen from the roof of its building whilst a presenter was broadcasting from inside.

The £50,000 worth of equipment was stolen during Mike Smith's Log In To Lunch show, and police are now investigating the situation.

A source told RadioToday.co.uk that the transmitter was removed by a person or people owned money by the company which owns the station.

Reports in a local [link=http://www.thesun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/2955340/Radio-waves-goodbye-to-L107-transmitter-in-Hamilton.html]newspaper[/link] says staff have complained of delays in getting paid – amid rumours the station was £300,000 in debt.

Strathclyde Police told the Scottish Sun that officers were "investigating" the missing transmitter. The Drum website is [link=http://www.thedrum.co.uk/news/2010/05/03/13694-scottish-radio-station-l107-s-transmitter-stolen-while-broadcasting?]chasing[/link] local police for an update.

The station is currently off-air and its website simply says "Opps!{sic} …. try back later".

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