i98’s Dan Jones is the ultimate professional during on-air Zetta crash

Staff Writer

It’s hard working the weekend shift in radio, but things were particularly tough for i98’s Dan Jones yesterday.

Being a Sunday, the building was for the most part empty during his afternoon shift, when Zetta crashed mid-talk break meant he couldn’t play any audio.

“This is actually the situation that every single radio announcer dreads,” Jones told his listeners as he scrambled to talk and address the issue at the same time.

The awkward moment was quickly rectified with an emergency reboot, but not without Jones having to step away from his microphone momentarily to retrieve the log-in details.

After the incident, Jones told Radio Today: “The next step would have been a live to air call to one of our engineers, pity would have made great radio.”

You can hear the situation unfold in full below.

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Alo Baker
19 Sep 2017 - 9:32 am

HAHA!! DAN IS A KING!!!!!!!!

19 Sep 2017 - 12:19 pm

Outstanding work to rectify it so quickly.

19 Sep 2017 - 7:32 pm

Heard it live to air. It was handled with aplomb and humour.

Steve Murray
19 Sep 2017 - 9:49 pm

Well Done Dan.

Stephen O'Doherty
20 Sep 2017 - 12:11 pm

Classic! You’re a legend Dan.


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