Radio stations in South Carolina, Kentucky, and several other states claim that their signals were hijacked in recent days, interrupted by an obscene rap song that denounced President Donald Trump. A station in Salem SC was hacked on January 30 by a rap that played continuously for 15 minutes.
According to WFBS-FM, hackers hijacked the signal thorugh its internet-connected antennas. The station was able to recover the IP address of the hackers, and reported it to the Federal Communications Commission.
Similar incidents have occurred in recent days in Washington State, Kentucky and Texas. In Mooresville NC, a cable television provider was hijacked, while hackers hijacked a Louisiville KY station on January 27, broadcasting anti-Trump messaging.
On January 27, nonprofit Crescent Hill Radio WCHQ issued its first post about the hack on the afternoon of January 27. "OK, not funny. some one has hacked into out transmitter tower, and the FM was playing a mp3 clip repeatedly of %$^# Donald Trump," the post read. According to the station, it was a clip of the song “FDT (F***Donald Trump) that interrupted the feed.. WCHQ Program director Gary Sampson reiterated that the the messaging in the rap was against station policy.