Vandalism to transmitter forces radio station off-air

Vandals who attacked a radio transmitter caused BBC Radio Wales on medium wave off-air for a time.

The transmitter at Washford in Somerset, which broadcasts across much of Wales on 882 kHz, was off-air for around three hours on Tuesday afternoon.

The damage also hit services from other broadcasters who share the site.

A spokesman for transmission company Arqiva said emergency repair work was carried out.

BBC Radio Wales services on the 657 kHz medium wave frequency, together with broadcasts on FM, DAB and Digital were unaffected.

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