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Author Topic: Pirate Radio station heard on 87.7 FM playing Hip Hop music.  (Read 4592 times)

Offline gccradioscience

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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. 

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Re: Pirate Radio station heard on 87.7 FM playing Hip Hop music.
« Reply #1 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
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Re: Pirate Radio station heard on 87.7 FM playing Hip Hop music.
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Pirate Radio station heard on 87.7 FM playing Hip Hop music.
« Reply #3 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/
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Re: Pirate Radio station heard on 87.7 FM playing Hip Hop music.
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Pirate Radio station heard on 87.7 FM playing Hip Hop music.
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2019, 2228 UTC »
I got a faint hit today on 87.7. I'm between Atlanta and Montgomery Al. This one is in the Montgomery direction. Need to point the antennas in that direction more often.
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