A pirate radio station in south east Drenthe (The Netherlands) made good use of the radio silence over the weekend caused by the collapse of the tower at Hoogersmilde last Friday. After many stations went off the air, the pirates took over the frequency of Sky Radio to broadcast their own playlist.
According to the pirate station, the collapse of the mast was a perfect opportunity to play music never heard on Sky Radio: schlagers and ‘pirate hits’. To make it sound authentic, the pirate station used Sky Radio jingles. The pirates have now stopped their actions to allow the real Sky Radio to return to the air in the region.
Full story: http://blogs.rnw.nl/medianetwork/pirates-use-silent-sky-radio-frequency-in-se-drenthe
(source: Radio Netherlands Media Network)