You’re not alone, Pedro…

When I used to present student radio shows on CUR1350 in Cambridge, one of the things you had to do if you were first in the studio that day was remember to switch over from the sustaining service (a feed of the national Student Broadcast Network or, latterly, an automated music playout system) to transmit from the studio itself.

Other small stations seem to operate a similar mechanism, which presents a fundamental problem: if you forget to push the button you ain’t on-air, as one poor sod has just demonstrated. I don’t think I ever tripped over that one myself, but several of my former fellow presenters did make that rather embarrassing mistake from time to time…


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