U.S. radio station hacked with anti-Trump song | radioinfo

U.S. radio station hacked with anti-Trump song

A Louisville radio station reported hackers hijacked the airwaves and broadcast an anti-Donald Trump song on the day of his inauguration.
Non-profit WCHQ 100.9 FM Program Director Gary Sampson said the clip was of a song by rap artists YG & Nipsey Hussle titled, "FDT (F*** Donald Trump)." The song interrupted WCHQ's program feed and played on a loop for 15 minutes until station manager Kathy Weisbach managed to shut down the feed.
Sampson said the political nature of the song goes against WCHQ's mission as a community radio station that spotlights local Kentucky and Southern Indiana artists.
"We specifically avoid people coming on to talk about politics and religion," he said. "It's a matter of providing a community outlet for musicians and artists. It's very disheartening that someone would take the opportunity to make a political statement."
Sampson said the hacker likely gained access to the airwaves via software the station uses for its FM broadcast. The software is designed to allow emergency broadcasts, such as government alerts, to immediately interrupt the station's signal at the transmitter tower, a system Sampson said hackers likely used to override the on-air program. The hack did not affect the station's internet broadcast.
There were reports of other stations being affected including in California, Indiana, Texas and Washington State .


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