Station off air after failure of equipment

Volunteers at Lionheart Radio are working hard to get the station back on air following the breakdown of the transmitter just before Easter.

Although the main transmitter was quickly back on air, the station can currently only play music and cannot transmit any live programmes as a result of a burned-out power module in the equipment which links the Fenkle Street studios to the main transmitter.

Chairman Garth Jeffery said: “We hope to have more news in the next few days and we are, of course, very sorry for the inconvenience this is causing. We hope to be back on air very soon.”

One of the casualties of the failure was the 24-hour fund-raising extravaganza in aid of Carers Northumberland and Lionheart Radio which was due to take place on Monday.

It has now been rescheduled for the late May bank holiday.