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TV signals and radio stations down due to storm on the Gold Coast

Gold Coasters were left listening to static radio as all FM stations and TV signals went ‘off air’. On Saturday morning (Dec 30), Gold Coast residents were left in silence as all of the city’s FM radio stations and TV signals lost power. (Source Gold Coast Bulletin)

94.1FM boss Gary Field said all stations were back up and running at midday on Saturday.

“We have been on standby since the storm on Christmas Day,” he said.

Mr Field said the transmitter on Mount Tamborine was running off of generators since the storm battered the region on Monday.

He said on Saturday morning there was a fault at the transmitter which caused all radio stations and TV signals to crash.

Crews were frantically working to get it back up but there was some trouble getting access to the site,” Mr Field said.

He said 94.1FM were completely offline for the morning as their website relies on their on-air signal.

9 News Gold Coast shared an alert to their Facebook page which directed listeners to their TV channel’s which still had a signal.

“Backup generators were powering the transmitter over the last few days following the Christmas Day storm,” the post said.

You can continue watching Channel 9 via 9 Now, as crews urgently work to get the local broadcast signals back online.”

Hot Tomato said they were still broadcasting to their iHeart Radio app which was free to download.

2 Comments

  1. “there was a fault at the transmitter” might be that they finally ran out of fuel supply? The generator fuel in the big tanks only last so long.

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  2. Why did TV’s need to be retuned tho? Lost all channels of both TV

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