Radio services off-air after fire at a North Yorkshire transmitter site

Local and regional radio stations including Capital, Heart, TFM and BBC Radio Tees have lost their analogue FM services around North Yorkshire following a fire at the Bilsdale mast.

National stations Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4 and Classic FM along with local DAB services on the MuxCo multiplexes are also suffering from reduced coverage in the area.

Freeview services carried by the site are also off-air.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it is currently in attendance tackling a fire at Bilsdale transmitting centre which includes Bilsdale mast. The emergency service tweeted: “We currently have 6 fire appliances and our mobile water bowser as well as command and control assets in attendance.

“Crews are working hard to control the fire in difficult circumstances – it is unclear at this time if any of the centres transmitting capability has been affected or the cause of the fire which will be investigated in due course.”

Posted on Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 at 6:00 pm by RadioToday UK

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