KIFT (Lift 106)/Breckenridge, CO Hacked By Pirate Podcaster
April 5, 2016 at 12:49 PM (PT)
ALWAYS MOUNTAIN TIME LLC Top 40 KIFT (LIFT 106)/BRECKENRIDGE, CO listeners were greeted this morning by profans ramblings from an unknown hacker for several hours, according to reports from the DENVER CBS LOCAL website.
The radio station believes the hacker is a pirate podcaster from upstate NEW YORK who may have taken control of the signal at the transmitter site near KREMMLING, CO.
Employees with the radio station told reporters they are “extremely troubled and sorry for what has happened and what people have had to listen to this morning.”
Engineers are working to remedy the situation. The station owner, ALWAYS MOUNTAIN TIME, has corporate offices based in DENVER according to the company’s website. The alleged hack appears to have impacted only the over-the-air broadcast, not the online streaming broadcast.