Radio Piracy

Are you having trouble getting WBGO on your radio? Pirates may be the cause!

Radio piracy refers to signal interference by an unlicensed broadcaster. If you hear what sounds like a different station than WBGO or some sort of interference on 88.3fm in the metro-New York area, there is a chance you're picking up the signal of a pirate radio station.

Only the FCC has the authority to apprehend such broadcasters. WBGO is committed to helping the FCC, and so we're collecting information to help track these illegal broadcasters. Please complete the form below and we will pass the information on to the FCC. Your information is private and will only be shared with the FCC.

WBGO is aware of pirate broadcasters affecting listeners in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. Please share specific information about these or other pirate broadcasters below.

And remember, our webstream always has a clear signal! Just look to the right for links to listen to our webstream. And go to to get our webstream on your mobile device.

Piracy Complaint Form


Please provide as much specific detail about the complaint as possible, including time, date, the nature of interferance.

Please limit your entry to 1000 characters or less.

Thanks for submitting your piracy information. If you have follow up questions, please contact:

David Tallacksen, VP of Operations and Engineering
973-624-8880 x260