does channel 5 know FCC rules

Sid Schweiger
Sat Jul 31 10:21:16 EDT 2004

>>That's just nuts.  Telling your wife what you hear on a scanner is illegal.<<

Yes, it is illegal.  Section 705 of the Communications Act (47 USC §605; too long to quote here) says so.  Short version:  If a radio transmission is not intended to be received by the general public (i.e., not a "broadcast" within the Act's definition), then divulging its contents to a third party is illegal.

Sid Schweiger
IT Manager, Entercom Boston LLC
20 Guest St / 3d Floor
Boston MA  02135-2040

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