Radio Station Hacked, Plays “F*ck Donald Trump” Over and Over on Inauguration Day

Someone was able to hack into the broadcast signal of WCHQ-FM in Louisville, Kentucky, and play “Fuck Donald Trump” by YG & Nipsey Hussle over and over again for 15 minutes on

WCHQ, a non-profit publically run radio station running at 100.7 Mhz, says it was hacked around 2:30 on Friday. The interruption apparently occurred at the transmitter site. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports

[Program Director Gary] 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.

For those not familiar with the song, it goes something like this.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Radio Station Hacked, Plays “F*ck Donald Trump” Over and Over on Inauguration Day

  • January 24, 2017 at 4:26 pm
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    “The software is designed to allow emergency broadcasts, such as government alerts, to immediately interrupt the station’s signal at the transmitter tower,”

    Wrong! You need to update post.

    READ-> http://www.radioworld.com/headlines/0045/stl-hack-airs-antitrump-song/339014
    They got into the “Barix device” witch has nothing to do with emergency broadcasts in anyway LOL
    Don’t spread fake facts.

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    • January 24, 2017 at 7:49 pm
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      (1) There’s no such thing as “fake facts.” (2) The post was based on the original report coming from the local newspaper.

      Reply

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