The Pirate Max Headroom

Nearly ten years ago, on Nov. 22, 1987, Chicago television viewers experienced the strange visage of a DIY Max Headroom interrupting the WGN evening news and Doctor Who. This wasn’t the first time a pirate TV operator had taken over a licensed signal in the US, but it was the last time, and the pirate Max has never been caught.

Allan Bellows at Damn Interesting gives the fuller story, along with a link to a YouTube video of the Doctor Who hijacking.







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