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RPP Off-Air

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Another catastrophic weather event has ravaged the greater Mornington peninsula and knocked RPP FM’s broadcasts off the air.

For the second time in six months – the peninsula’s only genuine radio station with studios and transmitter facilities on the peninsula has been silenced.

‘It’s gutting’ says station manager Brendon Telfer ‘ fortunately we’ve not received any reports of injury – just extensive damage- but given the frequency of these events – we will start raising money to get an emergency generator installed  at our Arthur’s Seat transmitter site- this can’t keep happening to us’

With great swathes of the peninsula plunged into darkness following Fridays brutal storm- Arthur’s Seat, site of the RPP transmitter was particularly hard hit.

 

Power cables lie across the road at Arthur’s Seat 24 hours after Friday’s storm – photo P Mason

 

RPP FM Technical Manager, Paul Mason. inspected the site and reported extensive damage , with trees and power lines down across the roads 24 hours after the peak storm event.

United Energy says its crews are working around the clock- and have estimated that RPP FM will be back on air on Sunday  afternoon, meaning the station will have been off air for two days by then.

Meanwhile you can enjoy RPP FM’s streaming services.

 

 

More damage and trees down at Arthur’s Seat – with power unlikely to be restored until Sunday afternoon – photo P Mason

 

 

 

Written by: RPP FM Helper

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