1987 Chicago TV Pirating Incident: Max Headroom on Dr. Who
Avid Dr. Who fans, my parents, my brother and I watched this go down live on Channel 11, WTTW, Chicago. Disconcerting, to say the least. There was also a wave of break-ins on Chicago FM radio stations in the early 1980s. Most likely explanation: Unlicensed use of microwave transmitters overwhelming the stations' studio-transmitter links.