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Pirate hijacks New York radio signal

BABYLON, N.Y., May 18 (UPI) -- A pirate broadcaster hijacked the broadcast signal of WBAB-FM in Babylon, N.Y., and played an offensive song containing racial slurs.

The station's managers said they have asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the two minute intrusion into Wednesday morning's Roger and JP show, New York's Newsday reported Thursday.

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"I'd like to find out who did it," program director John Olsen said. "I'm not happy about it."

Olsen said WBAB's sister station, WBLI, had its signal pirated about two weeks ago and the same song was blasted on its airwaves.

The song that interrupted Pink Floyd's "Hey You" Wednesday morning used an epithet for African-Americans, suggested killing blacks, referred to welfare checks and slurred the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Newsday said.

The stunned morning show hosts and technicians were unable to stop the illegal transmission.

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