FCC action against Brooklyn microcasters and current frequencies in use

Feb 21, 2007 4:42 am
By Tom Roe

The New York Radio Guide is reporting the FCC has sent three Brooklyn "pirate" microcasters "Notices of Unlicensed Operation," the first step in the agency's slow enforcement process. "The broadcasters are James Narcisse of 625 Rugby Road in Flatbush, Joseph Maynard of 728 East New York Avenue in Crown Heights, and Vincent Alston of 308 Sterling Street in Crown Heights. The FCC`s efforts notwithstanding, the airwaves in Brooklyn continue to be saturated with the signals of dozens of pirate broadcasters," according to NYRG.

The New York Radio Message Board contains posts reporting dozens of other stations including, "88.1, 89.3, 90.1, 90.5, 90.9 and 94.5...94.3, 95.1, 95.9, 96.7, 97.5, 99.9, 100.7, 101.5, 102.3, 103.1, 103.9, 104.7, 105.5, 106.3, 107.1, and 107.9." The 94.3-FM station is supposedly called "My Radio Live," WHUT 91.9 is the long-runnning powerful hip hop station on evenings, and a Jewish pirate in Canarsie is on 104.9-FM, according to NYRMB posts. Also, Haitian pirates often use 87.9-FM.