Scottish Station's Transmitter Stolen
May 4, 2010 at 4:38 AM (PT)
Top 40 L107/LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND was taken off the air FRIDAY when thieves stole the station's transmitter in broad daylight while the station was on the air.
The DAILY RECORD reports that the transmitter, valued at 50,000 pounds, was stolen from the 17th floor of an office building in HAMILTON during MIKE SMITH's midday show. The theft was caught on surveillance video, showing two men loading the transmitter into a van.
The station has been embroiled in a dispute between present and former owners, with allegations that previous regimes failed to pay staff and creditors.