Fire alarm stops BBC Radio Norfolk programme


The football programme on BBC Radio Norfolk came to a sudden halt on Saturday afternoon after station staff had to leave the building due to a fire alarm.

Carrow Call was being broadcast live from Carrow Road in Norwich on Radio Norfolk after the local football match, but it was cut off at 5.20pm with an announcer saying programmes had to be taken over by BBC Radio Suffolk for a just a few minutes. A Suffolk travel news then appeared mid-bulletin.

The Forum, where BBC Radio Norfolk is based, had to be evacuated. Staff were back and normal programmes resumed just seven minutes later.

The event happened at a crucial point for football fans, where instead of hearing in-depth about the Norwich game, listeners heard about the Ipswich game instead, including an interview with the manager of Ipswich Town, Mick McCarthy.

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  1. Ross Patzelt says

    It’s canary call not carrow call

  2. Charlie Reynolds says

    What? I would like to see BBC Radio Ulster’s football programme, Sportsound, go off the air due to a fire alarm and Radio Ulster having to replace it with commentary from whatever Premier League match BBC Radio 5 Live is told to cover.

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