It wasn't a good morning for radio buffs in Mumbai today. For hours, no private FM station was on air.
Switched on the radio and only getting FM channels from AIR. Anyone else facing the same problem? #Mumbai— NumbYaar (@NumbYaar) June 15, 2016
As per this website, it happened due to some technical glitch at the tower of All India Radio in Worli. "Due to technical issues regarding the transmission, all private FMs have stopped airing since morning. The issue had never happened before," the website quoted the CEO of a radio station in Mumbai, without disclosing the name.
The stations and radio jockeys tweeted about it
Dear Listeners, The Mumbai transmission is facing some technical issue. Mumbai FM stations are down. We should up and on air soon.— 92.7 BIG FM (@927BIGFM) June 15, 2016
Hi! Due to some technical issue, we are temporarily unavailable. We shall fix this soon. Meanwhile,you can log on to https://t.co/GQLMsVY6WG— Radio City 91.1FM (@radiocityindia) June 15, 2016
Ok panic not! All stations off till this afternoon perhaps. We WILL be Back soon. We love you:) @RedFM_Mumbai— Mumbai Ki Rani (@mymalishka) June 15, 2016
By 1 pm, the problem seemed to be rectified, at least for some
Others, meanwhile, are offering their audience alternatives
We at 92.7 Big FM, feel entertainment shouldn't stop. So what the FM transmission station in Mumbai is down. https://t.co/hRxzhi3Mvi— 92.7 BIG FM (@927BIGFM) June 15, 2016
Just in case you are in #Mumbai,Radio sunne ke liye click karohttps://t.co/sGwnytP2DU (1/2) pic.twitter.com/OZSgzEnFSq— Red FM (@RedFMIndia) June 15, 2016
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