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This sort of thing happened on WVIC in Lansing, Michigan years ago when WILS 101.7 switched from Album Rock to Love Songs and then WVIC went to Easy Listening. No decent Rock was in Lansing, Michigan and you had to try and go for WLAV FM 96.9 in Grand Rapids or WRIF in Detroit, Michigan. Suddenly a Album Rocker who was sick of the crap began to take over the microwave signal of WVIC that went to their transmitter in Holt, Michigan. At first you heard what sounded like doubling. Then he took over the signal totally and begun saying something like We hate you folks trying to Kill Rock and we won’t stand for it. He then started to play to Full 20 some minute version of Iron Butterfly – In Agada Di Vida and a few other great Album Rock tunes. Album Rockers in Lansing Cheered as they thought it would last for quite some time. He done this at random times and WVIC was quite worried he’d really broadcast something they didn’t want over the air plus they were pissed an Album Rocker took over their Easy Listening format. Eventually he was caught, and I have a moral of this whole story. At the time 88.3 was blank. Had it been legal back then to have a 1 mile station this album Rocker might had simply set up his station near MSU and had the entire campus listening. Now you have the Hacktivist anonymous involved and these guys don’t play. They are in the same ranks as Masters Of Deception (MOD) and Leagon Of Doom (LOD). These two groups were first into making calls for free instead of paying $25-50 cents per minute. They passed codes out that allowed anyone to call date lines for FREE many of these lines were in California. The phone company tried many times to block it and eventually they had to cave in or re invent the whole system. If it were legal for VLPFM (1 to 2 miles) they could legally set up stations and get their music and voice heard. Its simple I call everyone who wants to have moe power to do a peaceful alternative and that is to Join my Pro FM crusade and peacefully and with some facts behind us petition the FCC for 1600 uVm at 3 meters or 500mW to 1 Watt into a Rubber Duck antenna or indoor antenna. My goal and others who’ve joined me is to make legal what already is out there happening via Christmas Light show transmitters many going 1 mile and other block party like Radio stations using 1 Watt battery powered transmitters. Whole House FM Transmitter’s Facebook page mentions a increase in the FM band and I’ve posted my feelings for more field strength. So that and the ability to go to 68Mhz may solve the issues. Please folks lets not be bully’s ourselves by terrorizing licensed stations. Its not their fault that FM is limited (well not every station). It is the fault of some Anti FM trolls and I have a message to the trolls. Give Radio back to the people. Let us small Radio stations exist without harassment from you (unless we are causing interference). Lets work together and stop fighting over dominance over FM we’re not looking to dominate FM or kill your precious listener audience for when a station plays something a listener doesn’t like they tune around. Hobby broadcasting is not going to kill Radio, but your constant ragging on FM hobby broadcasters will result in a war and no one needs that. This would do far more than take a few listeners away from you it may even kill Radio as we know it for people will not be amused when hackers take over their favorite station. You are seeing the fruit of the bad seeds these anti FM trolls are now reaping. It it effects everyone. Stop the trying to Dominate and lets work Together. Remember the Radio waves are a borrowed resource NO ONE SHOULD CLAIM THEY OWN! The old model is broken its time to fix it before more of this juvenile outbursts happens again and to a more severe state. Lets make it Our Legacy to Change Radio and allow hobby broadcasting.