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Author Topic: UNID 87.7 MHz 24 May 2014 Minneapolis, MN  (Read 10343 times)

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UNID 87.7 MHz 24 May 2014 Minneapolis, MN
« on: May 25, 2014, 0018 UTC »
1619Z 55555 Full quieting. Linkin Park "Powerless"

Was driving around the southern suburbs of Minneapolis and heard activity on 87.7. When it was found, it was a solid signal. Drove for about a mile or so and it faded out. Caught it mid-song and it dropped before the song finished, no ID.

First time I've heard anyone around here on 87.7.


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Re: UNID 87.7 MHz 24 May 2014 Minneapolis, MN
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2014, 0027 UTC »
Awesome good catch!
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Re: UNID 87.7 MHz 24 May 2014 Minneapolis, MN
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 0045 UTC »
If thats the one I am thinking about...

Lincoln Park Pirates - Steve Goodman (RIP)

A song about a towing company in Chicago named "Lincoln Park Towing" that had a notorious reputation of towing any car, even if legally parked.

Song had a pirate style, "Way hey, we'll tow them away, the Lincoln Park Pirates are we. From Willmette to Gary, there's nothing so scary, and we always collect our fee."
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Re: UNID 87.7 MHz 24 May 2014 Minneapolis, MN
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2014, 0054 UTC »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=389Rk1jzPMk

Thanks for the link, was jonesing for that for a while... :)
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Re: UNID 87.7 MHz 24 May 2014 Minneapolis, MN
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2015, 0229 UTC »
FYI, most towing companies of that type are mafia or corrupt police or both.
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Re: UNID 87.7 MHz 24 May 2014 Minneapolis, MN
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2015, 2359 UTC »
Following up on my original post of this over the past months... 87.7 is regular. For quite a while, it seemed like a TV re-broadcast. The last time I was finally able to ID the TV channel (by way of hosts mentioned... interestingly never verbally gave an ID) and it was KSTP-TV ch 5 (at least it was KSTP-TV around Christmas when I went through. Perhaps they change sources?)

I figure its a hotel/restaurant/other in this part of the metro that's rebroadcasting audio on FM for some reason.

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