When the stream hardware at this end is taken down for maintenance, the server that is in some far off distant land, heck knows where, that’s between here and the Shoutcast server detects the loss of stream and automatically fills in with an mp3 file that the GB3OA team have uploaded.
This used to contain one piece of music and an announcement, which kept going around in a loop of a few minutes until the stream became active again. Now this has been lengthened with more ‘interval’ music and announcements to make it more entertaining.
Although it’s unlikely you’ll catch the stream down and this Stream Down segment, if you do try to guess the music used as ‘interval’ music – there’s a certifcate in it for the listener who does guess one piece! And also a special unwanted item from one of the team’s shack as it’s a difficult thing to catch. A hint: the first and third music are from a film. We doubt you’ll guess the second piece.