From a NY Post report by Melkorka Licea:
South Brooklyn listeners of the Big Apple’s only classical radio station are livid that a pirate broadcast of a man preaching the Torah often drowns out their Tchaikovsky.
The irked orchestra fans lodged several complaints to WQXR (105.9 FM), which recently reported the pirate broadcasts to the Federal Communications Commission. But the religious screeds are still spoiling the station’s soft crescendos.
“It’s my favorite radio station and I can’t even listen to it anymore. It’s gotten so bad,” said Kensington resident Patrick Russell, 65.
About a month ago, “I was reading and trying to unwind listening to WQXR when suddenly I started to hear this crackling and a weird voice,” Russell recalled.
The illegal airwave — located very close to the classical station’s frequency, at 105.7 FM — features religious tunes, but is mostly a man “yelling and lecturing about the Torah” in English and Hebrew, Russell said.
The FCC confirmed that “there is no licensed operation on that frequency in New York City,” said spokeswoman Margo Davenport.
The illicit station chiefly affects Kensington, Windsor Terrace and Park Slope, and hijacks the frequency from about 6 p.m. until 8 a.m., Russell said.
“I like classical music to wake me up in the morning nicely. I don’t want somebody screaming at me,” Russell added. “Same for when I’m going to bed.” Read more at the NY Post.