Wild weather knocks Tyga-FM off the air

2PM UPDATE: Tyga-FM is now back on the air on reduced power after this morning’s outage. Anyone having trouble receiving the radio broadcast can try the internet stream.

EARLIER: LAST night’s heavy rainfall is suspected to be the cause of community radio station Tyga-FM going off-air early this morning.

Station manager Roz Chapman said the station’s transmitter on Peppermint Hill had malfunctioned at about 4am during the deluge over New Norfolk.

“We’re working on it and hope to be back on air sometime today,” Mrs Chapman said. Follow Tyga-FM’s public Facebook page for updates.

Local rainfall recorded in the 24 hours to 9am today included:

  • Mt Dromedary: 69mm
  • National Park (Newbury): 57mm
  • National Park (Weir Rd): 54mm
  • Styx (Waterfall Creek Rd): 51mm
  • New Norfolk West: 42mm
  • Lachlan (Williams Rd): 39mm
  • Moogara (Murts Hill): 39mm
  • Ouse: 39mm
  • Mt Lloyd: 38mm
  • Strathgordon: 32mm
  • Bushy Park: 31mm

Today’s Upper Derwent Valley forecast is for a very high chance of showers in the afternoon and evening, and the chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. For Sunday, there is a medium chance of showers in the morning.

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