"We have had calls from people who have found it hilarious, while some have raised their concerns, including our competitors, and a lot of people in the industry are aghast at how difficult it is to stop these people. For listeners under the age of 11 traveling to school, it can be a very offensive thing for them to hear, so I just want it to stop. But I would also love to see who it is and have them caught."
"Ofcom takes malicious radio interference extremely seriously. Our Spectrum Engineering Officers are working closely with Mansfield 103.2 to trace and identify those responsible for these criminal activities."Ofcom went on to say it's not easy to take over the airwaves and that it "doesn't happen that often." For that reason, the company is convinced the individual, whoever they are, has specialist knowledge and equipment. In fact, the company's spokesperson revealed to the The Guardian that "you need quite a high-powered transmitter to be able to go over the levels that the station is broadcasting at to interrupt their frequencies." Mansfield 103.2, which isn't the first media station to suffer a hijacking attack, has every interest in identifying the hijacker. Under the Digital Economy Act, authorities can suspend the radio station for broadcasting harmful or offensive content. They suspended Sheffield-based Iman FM in June 2017, and they could potentially do it with Mansfield 103.2. Assuming the radio station does identify the culprit, that individual could face up to two years in prison and a fine of an unqualified amount.