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Lightning strike forces radio station off air

Lightning strike.
Lightning strike. Jo Foster

YARRAMAN'S community radio station, Wild Horse FM, has been forced off the air after its premises was hit by lightning on Saturday night.

Station spokesman Frank Hodgkinson said the station was not sure of the total cost of the damage, as it was now with the insurance company.

"There was a severe storm in Yarraman on Saturday night and the local neighbours and residents around told us there was a hell of a lighting strike almost right there near heritage house,” Mr Hodgkinson said.

"As a result it looks like there has been significant damage to radio station equipment.

"We're waiting on the insurance assessor to do their thing.”

Mr Hodgkinson said this was something he'd never thought would happen.

"Everyone is a little shocked of course,” he's said.

"We've had a wonderful response from listeners ringing up giving support. Everyone is grounded at the moment, it's weird.

"We cannot broadcast and don't know when we'll back on air.”

Topics:  community radio wild horse fm yarraman

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