I remember a good many years ago now when Jeremy Kyle was at BRMB late one night doing his Late and Live slot and he managed to break one of the CD players in the studio (by accident or otherwise). Anyway they plodded on all night with supposedly only one CD player and as you'd expect it was still broken by the time of the breakfast show at 6am and there's Les Ross peeing and moaning about there only being one working CD player.
One must have been already out for maintenance then, and down to two for playing the music.
BRMB had 3 Denon CD diskcart players in the main studio. BCX was never used for music playout, only ads, jingles, promos and other 'audio furniture' (
Those Denons were a lovely bit of kit, you could cue the start of the track on 0.1 sec increments, but the two top loading springs in the carridge to take the cd cart into the player were very flaky.
Given the use they got, they were always working loose or snapping making the use of them inoperable until fixed. Which is what I suspect happened that night.
My user name might look like Hatton Cross, but it's pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove.