Saturday, May 31, 2014

BBC fails to air Shipping Forecast for first time in more than 90 years

Radio 4 suffers technical fault meaning World Service broadcast instead of weather forecast that first went on air in 1924. 
It was early-morning chaos and warnings of impending armageddon when BBC Radio 4 failed to broadcast the Shipping Forecast for the first time in more than 90 years.
The BBC radio service is something of an institution, metronomically broadcasting four forecasts a day since 1924, a routine which failed for the first time at 5.20am on Friday.

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