Stern Still On Terrestrial Radio (The Pirate Kind)
January 13, 2006 at 6:45 AM (PT)
The newest inadvertent programming provider to pirate FM stations is SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO, which means that listeners within range of some illegal transmitters are hearing HOWARD STERN live on terrestrial radio.
The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports that pirate FMs in BROOKLYN (which had been carrying other SIRIUS channels before HOWARD's debut) and NORTH JERSEY are rebroadcasting the STERN show; the pirate in NEWARK is using 101.5 FM, which is normally occupied by the fringe signal from FM Talk giant WKXW (NEW JERSEY 101.5)/TRENTON, whose PD ERIC JOHNSON told the NEWS had received no listener complaints, "so the pirate must have been working in a small area.... I don't know what you do about it. You'd like to catch them, but it's like finding a needle in a haystack. Fortunately, they come and go."