That was the problem!
One of our allocations at 2GHz (channel 1) was on 2460MHz, and was very prone to microwave ovens interfering.
The bosses therefore decided that we were not to have them in our trucks, as warming a curry during transmission would take a link down!
I know of a certain broadcast facility where an engineer warming up some falafel in the microwave set off the fire alarm and forced a high-profile primetime show off air...
That wouldn't happen to be this incident? I think it was revealed afterwards that a microwave was the cause of the alarm going off…
Speaking of this video, it's funny how when they cut into the VT
, Matt says "Hopefully we'll see you in a little while" and then right at the end of the segment they do the classic, freezeframe on screen for 3 seconds, then fading to a black screen for an unearthly amount of time before the director's cut straight into the breakdown slide!
Could you imagine what the viewer must of felt like? Must of felt very eerie being left in the dark like that, especially after hearing a fire alarm during a live show, you would of thought "Has there been an actual fire?"
Either that, or that's just me.
We're in this together. Stay alert.