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Reggae beat returns to the airwaves

Back in the groove: Bermuda’s only reggae music station is back on the air

Reggae music station Irie 98.3FM was back on air today after the station was shut down because of technical problems.

The 24-hour station closed earlier this month to move its transmitter and antenna to a new tower in Prospect, Devonshire.

The move was expected to interrupt service for one day, but complications meant the station was off air for more than a week.

Ben Fairn, the owner of Irie, said the change will make the station’s broadcasts better.

He added: “We actually made the move to the new tower on February 19, anticipating it would only take a few hours.

“All looked good until we found that lightning had damaged equipment and we had to order new devices from overseas.”

Mr. Fairn said the parts did not arrive until earlier this week and engineers worked to get the station back up and running over the weekend.

He added: “We apologise to our listeners for the weeklong absence.

“But we now know that our signal will be stronger and clearer.”

Irie’s live programming of music, information and news returned at 7am.

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Published March 01, 2021 at 1:31 pm (Updated March 01, 2021 at 1:31 pm)

Reggae beat returns to the airwaves

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