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Thieves silence Fen Radio

by RadioToday UK
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Fen Radio, the UKRD station for Wisbech, March, Downham Market and Chatteris was off air for nearly two days after thieves stole a length of copper cabling from the stations transmitter site.

The station went off air last Wednesday shortly after the 9pm news, but did not manage to return till Friday afternoon.

Programme Controller Richard Grant told the Cambs Times newspaper: [i]"It was the first time we had ever been off air for something like this".

"People kept asking 'where have you gone'," said Mr Grant. "We had to tell them, initially, we didn't know,until we discovered the theft. Lightning rods were also stolen at the same time from the tower," he said. "It was obvious whoever did it wanted the copper for selling off as scrap."[/i]

The station launched in 1999 as X-Cel FM and serves 128,000 adults on 107.5 FM.

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