[10/11] Maintenance Works on Għargħur Transmitting Tower (24/08/2011)

Press Release 10/11


The Broadcasting Authority will be conducting maintenance work on the Gharghur Transmitting Tower. Given the nature of the work to be undertaken, this assignment has to be conducted during the day and necessitates a switch-off of analogue radio stations.

We will strive to limit switch-off to the shortest time possible. The work is scheduled for next Saturday 27th August 2011 and switch-off will be necessary between 5.00am and 3.00pm. Switch-on can take place earlier should the contractor conclude the work before 3:00pm.

Should unfavorable weather deter the works on the planned day, the assignment will be postponed to the following Saturday (i.e. 3rd September 2011 between 5.00am and 3.00pm) and a further notification will be issued.

Whilst apologizing for any inconvenience caused, the Authority through its contractor will strive to reduce as much as possible this switch-off of all analogue radio stations while also ensuring the smooth operation of this vital broadcasting hub.


Mario Axiak 

24th August 2011

Head, Research &   Communications,

Broadcasting Authority