FCC Allows Pirate To Stay On The Air?

Jeff Lehmann jjlehmann@comcast.net
Wed Feb 7 17:29:56 EST 2007

> I checked the Globe site and found that the Touch FM article had run on
> Jan. 20, nine days after they were monitored so somebody complained
> well before the Globe article appeared. The 10 day period has passed for
> Touch FM to provide evidence they are duly licensed, and I have
> no idea (since I live up in Beverly) if 106.1 is still on the air--
> but if they are, I doubt they'll be on for much longer.

Choice 102.9 got similar notices and actual fines within the past few years,
same with 89.3 in Randolph (which actually has 2 more simulcast transmitters
in Mattapan and Brockton). Several others have gotten the same kind of
notices that 106.1 has gotten, so Bob, I don't think the situation will be
any different with 106.1. They were on the air Sunday for sure, when I was
in the area.

One that I can think of that actually did shut down shortly after getting a
notice was 98.9 in Brockton. They were giving severe problems to 99.1 WPLM
in downtown Brockton, so maybe the FCC put a little more of a scare into
them because of that.

Jeff Lehmann
Hanson, mA

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