Repair work puts 5 live off-air in the North

BBC Radio 5 live’s AM transmitter at Moorside Edge is going off-air during 10am to 4pm for at least the next two weeks.

Essential engineering work needs to be carried out on the transmitter between the 4th and 15th September 2017 which will result in some shutdowns of 909KHz between 10-4pm until the work is completed.

This work is to carry out essential stay greasing affecting Radio 5 Live only, and are weather dependent, so engineers cannot accurately say exactly when this will happen.

The BBC has apologised for any disruption to service but informs listeners that the station will continue to be available on DAB and online.

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Posted on Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 12:11 pm by UK - Reporter

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3 Comments
  1. Ray Woodward says

    Given that it is available across the North via other platforms is is hardly “off the air” .. !

  2. peter stanley says

    If you don’t have a dab radio in your car then it is / was off air as I found this week to my disappointment.

  3. Nick says

    Talksport 1089 has also been off air due to the maintenance.

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