Beat Radio goes off-air after all station audio deleted

Community station Beat Radio has been broadcasting non-stop music, ads and idents for almost a week following an electrical issue at its studio base.

The station tells RadioToday all of the audio on the studio computers was deleted last Wednesday but it will be back to normal programming by the end of the month once it has rebuilt its playout system.

Beat Radio, previously known as City Beat and Preston FM, was silent for around 24 hours and the station was padlocked with a chain over the weekend by a Director.

However, there have been other issues at the station recently with presenters leaving and at least one other Director resigning over the situation. The station’s website is also down, after being redirected to a rival station for a period of time over the weekend.

A message on the station’s Facebook page reads:

“Thankyou for liking and following our 103.2 Beat Radio Facebook page. We’ve been receiving messages about the radio station’s silence recently. Earlier in the week, on Wednesday, we experienced an electrical fault at the guild hall and were unable to broadcast. That said, we’re back now playing non-stop music whilst we iron out any other gremlins. Thanks for bearing with us whilst we’re resolving some issues.


RadioToday also understands the station is currently under investigation for not sticking to its Key Commitments prior to the recent incidents.