Thieves put The Bay on 24 hour back-up

A cable theft at The Bay’s transmitter site in Ulverston meant the station’s three transmitters were on back-up for over 24hrs.

thebayIt appears the studio to transmitter link, between Lancaster and Ulverston was down, meaning the station could still be heard online but not on 96.9, 102.3 or 103.2 FM.

The incident happened on Monday and the latest update from the station (Wednesday afternoon) says they are still having issues.

All competitions, including the no-repeat 9-to-5 had to be suspended as the back-up tape played the same songs in the same order all day Tuesday.

The Bay said transmission problems were caused “by thieves following a 500 pair cable theft.

“Please bear with us…we’ll be back to normal with Great Music and Local News across The Bay as soon as we can,” the station posted on Facebook.

Update on transmission problems. One set of 200 pair cable and another 400 pair cable stolen from Dalton in Furness. 180 metres of each needed to be replaced before we can get back on air. The Bay crew and Arqiva are in Ulverston trying to get everything back to normal asap. Thanks for your patience from all at The Bay.

Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 9:35 pm by RadioToday

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