Power FM/3BA transmitter saved from fire
Leigh Ryan is Breakfast Announcer and Promotions Manager at Power FM and 3BA in Ballarat…
“Last Thursday a lightning strike on the hill where our transmitter is caused a bushfire. Thanks to a massive effort by the CFA and DSE, with the help of Elvis (the air crane, not the allegedly dead singer) the transmitter hut was saved but fairly singed and we’ve been running off generator power since.
As you can see from the photos (below) we were about 6 inches of brick away from an extended holiday.
This happened while our technician is on a 3 week overseas holiday so our GM spent most of his weekend on site getting new air conditioner units installed and he also had to clean the ash out of the equipment!
The joys of radio!”