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Title: Pirate Radio station heard on 87.7 FM playing Hip Hop music.
Post by: gccradioscience on December 23, 2017, 0902 UTC
There is a new pirate radio station on 87.7 FM that is below 88.1 FM playing hip hop music.   It's called Street 87.7 FM.  I was setting up my new Sony CFD-S70 boombox, and I was presetting memories, and I came across this pirate FM station that was coming in very clear.    It was first heard at 3:30 AM. 

gccradioscience
Virginia Beach, VA
Title: Re: Pirate Radio station heard on 87.7 FM playing Hip Hop music.
Post by: Andrew Yoder on October 06, 2018, 2019 UTC
Kind of a late response, but other online info says this is licensed to Hampton University. I didn't realize that stations could be licensed to 87.7
Title: Re: Pirate Radio station heard on 87.7 FM playing Hip Hop music.
Post by: JimIO on October 06, 2018, 2205 UTC
There are channel 6 TV stations operating as radio stations.

"Low-power broadcasters face a deadline in July 2021 to convert to digital, which will end the stations' operations on radio."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_6_radio_stations_in_the_United_States
Title: Re: Pirate Radio station heard on 87.7 FM playing Hip Hop music.
Post by: ThaDood on October 13, 2018, 2056 UTC
Those stations on analog TV CH6 87.750MHz have been called Franken-FM stations by Radio Survivor, and they covered that too,   http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2018/01/30/podcast-127-franken-fms-are-low-power-tv-stations-masquerading-as-radio/
Title: Re: Pirate Radio station heard on 87.7 FM playing Hip Hop music.
Post by: skeezix on October 14, 2018, 2348 UTC
Back in July '17, WGN on 87.7 made it all the way up here one morning. Got a clear ID on it at the time.

One fun thing to do to pass the time during the commute is to check 87.7 & 87.9. There are a fair number of other drivers with their little Part 15 transmitters playing their selection of whatever. Usually only get a few seconds as we pass opposite directions on the freeway. Rarely get someone going my direction nearby.