Emergency tape cuts in on minutes silence

If you plan to run a minutes silence, make sure you turn off your emergency tape. This cautionary tale from Wollongong.

“To mark the centenary of the Mount Kembla Mine Disaster, Wollongong’s i98-FM attempted to observe a minute’s silence at 2:02pm. It started well enough. The news was played earlier than usual and an intro was played before going to silence. The only problem being that only about 10 seconds of dead air got out before the system decided to cover for it, dropping into the middle of the recent version of Lady Marmalade by Aguilera, Lil’Kim, Mya and Pink.”