UPDATE 11/5: Thanks to a fellow engineer who informed me there is a pirate broadcasting on 102.9FM and that is likely the source of the interference people have reported (see below). Quite possibly the atmospheric changes made it worse, but the bulk of the problem is likely the pirate.
This year's Quonset Air Show is being canceled due to federal sequestration budget cuts. The cutbacks led to all of the air show's military acts pulling out of the event. Under Defense Department rules, the air show could not consist of only civilian air acts.
The air show regularly draws over 100,000 people over the last weekend in June. The air show has been running for over twenty years at Quonset Point.
Electric Boat is looking to expand its footprint at the Quonset Point shipyard. Electric Boat spokesman Bob Hamilton said discussions are preliminary at this point, but he said space will be needed for the construction of two, Virginia-class submarines and other work for the U.S. Navy.
“We expect to need some space for the Navy’s Moored Training Ships, which we’re involved with,” said Hamilton, “as well as the Ohio replacement, which is the next class of submarine.”
Hamilton said sequestration cuts will have a minimal impact on Electric Boat’s submarine building work.