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WBAB: Our Signal Was Hijacked

WBAB: Our Signal Was Hijacked

WBAB(FM), Long Island executives have offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to whoever hacked into the station signal Wednesday and aired and offensive song containing racial slurs for 90 seconds.
“This is not some child’s prank, this is a federal offense,” states the station in a message on its Web site. “We condemn their actions and their harmful words, are asking for a full investigation into this matter by the FCC and contacting local authorities to assist us into finding out who did this.”
The pirate used an illegal transmitter and a small antenna to intercept the high frequency microwave signal the station sends between its studios in Babylon and a transmitting tower in Dix Hills – about six miles away, John Shea, WBAB general manager, told Newsday.
The Cox Radio station is still smarting from the recent aftermath after airing a song parody that mocked Hispanic day laborers. The station says the hacking and the parody are not related.