Crescent Hill Radio WCHQ 100.9 FM – a non profit radio station in Louisville has posted on Facebook that hackers have hijacked their station on last Friday afternoon and they broadcasted an anti-trump song was broadcast on it instead of regular transmission. The Facebook post appeared on the radio station’s page at 2:30 pm on Friday.
The post says: “OK, not funny. Someone has hacked into out transmitter tower, and the FM was playing a mp3 clip repeatedly of %$^# Donald Trump.”
WCHQ program director Gary Sampson said that the song broadcast was sung by rappers YG & Nipsey Hussle. The title of the song was “FDT (F*** Donald Trump).”
Explaining further, Sampson said that this particular song interrupted the FM Feed of WXCHQ and continually played on the station for 15 minutes and then the station manager, Kathy Weisbach somehow broke the loop.
Even though they managed to stop the broadcast, the damage has already been done. The song was played automatically and was strictly against the policy and vision of WCHQ, which is to remain unbiased radio station for the entire community. The main focus of the WCHQ is to promote local talent from Southern Indiana and Kentucky.
Sampson said that they have deliberately avoided the topics of politics and other sensitive topics like religion. “It’s a matter of providing a community outlet for the musicians and artists. It is very disheartening that someone would take an opportunity to make a political statement. I want to apologize to the people who might have heard it and have been offended. We kind of feel like we are being used,” he added.
The Courier-Journal reported that the WCHQ will be facing a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission because of this rap song incident.
According to Sampson, the hackers most probably used a software to intercept and override the program that was already on-air at the time of hack.
This is the song that was played: