Commuters across the nation have been forced to travel to work in silence (or worse — to the soul-chafing sounds of commercial radio), as triple j and other ABC radio stations were knocked out cold for around an hour this morning.
Twitter exploded with punters from Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle, Melbourne and beyond melting down after being left in silence by their morning companions Ben & Liam between 7:45am AEDT and 8:45am AEDT, and on Like A Version day, no less!
.@triplej's broadcast is down right now. Repeat: triple j is down.
— Tom Williams (@tom__williams) October 26, 2017
ICYMI (which it seems pretty much everyone did), The Preatures were in the triple j studios for Like A Version, and covered Arcade Fire’s recent single ‘Everything Now’.
The triple j broadcast was knocked out across both digital and analogue platforms, with some listeners copping this really annoying error message loop:
— Jessica (@jwilks207) October 26, 2017
Probs still better than listening to Kyle & Jackie O, though.
Triple j released a statement apologising for the technical difficulties, and promising that Like A Version will be online “soon”.
Sorry! We’re experiencing tech problems with the transmitter around parts of the country but we promise Like A Version will be online soon 🤗 pic.twitter.com/arzXKGzWGW
— triple j (@triplej) October 26, 2017
Now that the station is back online, have a gander at some of the internet’s best reactions to this morning’s radio meltdown, below.
— rojtel™ (@rojtel) October 26, 2017
— Bonnie Seymour (@Bonbonn_11) October 26, 2017
Actually this has been the best breakfast @triplej broadcast since Matt & Alex left
— Richard Jeans (@Rich_Jeans) October 26, 2017
— Cameron Watt 💉💉 (@CameronWatt) October 26, 2017