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.”
In "broadcasting-related things that are on fire" news, the Bilsdale mast, which serves the southern part of the Tyne Tees area, is on fire. pic.twitter.com/Z9K1NrfdnU
— TRANSDIFFUSION ○ (@transdiffusion) August 10, 2021
— BBC Radio Tees (@BBCTees) August 10, 2021
You might be struggling to listen to TFM right now, broadcasters across the region are experiencing technical issues on FM and DAB due to a transmitter fire.
Remember you can still hear us on your Smart Speaker, Online or on our app: https://t.co/9URdq3t2sp
— TFM (@TFMradio) August 10, 2021
Due to a fire at the Bilsdale transmitter, our local North Yorkshire DAB multiplex will have reduced coverage. The incident has affected all services from the transmitter including Freeview, local FM and national/local DAB.
— MuxCo (@MuxCoDAB) August 10, 2021