Radio News: Another round of pirate radio raids from the FCC
Apr 04, 2018 10:50 pm
While legislators are pushing a new law with much steeper fines against pirate radio operators through Congress, the Federal Communications Commission is cracking down with a new round of raids on scofflaw stations. On March 26, in Boston, transmission equipment was seized from “Big City,” which used three different FM frequencies, and “B87.7 FM,” with with Federal Marshals and the Boston Police Department. John Anderson at DIYmedia.net reports that Big City stayed on the air for most of 11 years on three channels despite 15 visits or actions from the FCC, the U.S. Attorney's office, and the U.S. Treasury. This week, sent Notices of Unlicensed Operation to three alleged pirate operations in Brooklyn. They include Parkash 1718 LLC on 105.7-FM, 108 Field Place Realty LLC on 99.3-FM, and Jean Claude Michel Nostrant Ave. at 90.9-FM, Radio World reports. The FCC also sent a letter to Angel Rigoberto on 90.5-FM in Newark, New Jersey, and visited Jerome Moultrie at Northeast 149th St. in Miami who was operating on 90.1-FM. And in Fayetteville, North Carolina this week, FCC agents warned Freddie Rodriguez, who was using the 87.9-FM frequency.