In this week’s installment of “Random News…”
YG and Nipsey Hussle’s “F*ck Donald Trump” has transformed from a musical political statement to an battle cry for millions of Americans. So much so, that hackers found their way into the systems of numerous radio stations across the country to broadcast the song ad nauseam.
South Carolina’s 107.9, which usually plays oldies music, was one of the radio stations hacked on Monday evening (January 30th), as the song played for 15 minutes straight. In a since-deleted Facebook post, the station issued a response to the hacking:
We would like to thank our local TV stations who have helped get the word out about what happened to our station last night. Thanks to Fox Carolina, News Channel 7 WSPA, and News 4 WYFF. Coming up tonight at 11:00 pm News 4 will air and interview about what happened. And to all of our listeners and supporters of our station. Thank you for your comments and supports. You folks are as mad as we are. Rest assured that we have taken every possible security measures to keep this from happening again. Unfortunately, this may happen again. We will try our best to keep this from occurring.
On January 20th, the day of Trump’s inauguration, several other stations were hacked to play “FDT” as well: El Jefe 96.7 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Crescent Hill Radio in Louisville, Kentucky, Mother of the Redeemer Radio 103.5 in Evansville, Indiana, and another oldies station in San Angelo, Texas.