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Station goes silent over bill

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: March 14, 2014

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Radio listeners are holding a demonstration this morning after Bristol community radio station Ujima was shut out of its studios.

Broadcasters say they faced police, court officials and representatives of a utility company after electricity bills went unpaid at the radio offices on Wilder Street.

But organisers at Ujima say they have paid their bills to the company which leases the building from the council.

They have organised a demonstration at 97-107 Wilder Street this morning at 10am and are asking Bristol City Council to step in.

The station managed to rescue some equipment before being locked out on Tuesday and has been broadcasting music only from the house of a local intern.

Paulette North, who has a show on the station, said it was essential the community station was saved and live broadcasts started again.

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