Indiana radio station hacked by Anonymous

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – An Indiana radio station was apparently hacked Sunday evening.

If you were tuning in to WXXR 97.3 in Terre Haute, you might have heard a message from “Anonymous.”

“Anonymous” is an activist group that hacks websites, to express their views and messages.

Around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the FM signal was intercepted and a broadcast message intended for the American people played. It broadcasted for 30 minutes, then returned to the music playlist. Station officials say, they’re just thankful the music was turned back on.

Doug Kirkman, with WXXR spoke with News 4’s sister station, News 10. Kirkman stated, “We are unaware of where the broadcast origin is. It did actually appear to be coming underneath our actual signal. When we looked at our computers and everything at the broadcast station, everything appeared normal though it was quite obviously not normal.”

The radio station is investigating this hacking. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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