The most recent instance happened earlier this week when hackers took control of Sunny 107.9, a beach music and oldies station in Salem, SC. Their signal was hacked for 20 minutes with the explicit song playing on loop. The problem wasn’t fixed until the station’s owner had to shut their entire operation down.
Other reported instances all happened on January 20, the day of Trump’s inauguration.
Non-profit radio station Crescent Hill Radio in Louisville, KY, was hacked for 15 minutes. Other stations that were breached include Spanish station El Jefe 96.7 Murfreesboro, TN, Catholic station Mother of the Redeemer Radio 103.5 in Evansville, IN, Gospel station Sunday Morning Glory 100.5 in San Angelo, TX.
The common thread among the stations is that they are all in smaller markets and each of them use the same Barix Exstreamer device. Crescent Hill Radio station manager Kathy Weisbach admitted that she may have made the hackers’ jobs easy by not protecting the device with a password.
The hackers have yet to be identified.
“F*ck Donald Trump” turned into an anthem in 2016 before Trump even won the election. It was the soundtrack for many protests against the eventual President of the United States.
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