Choice 102.9 hit with $10K fine

Bob Nelson
Sat Feb 10 16:12:19 EST 2007

Longtime pirate "Choice FM" has been issued a $10,000 fine by the FCC for illegal operation.

The FCC apparently does arrange for an installment plan for payment of fines if so desired.

On its website, the station claims that it radiates 2,000 watts and can reach 100 miles. They also
claim to have the call letters WCFM, which will comes as news to listeners of the _legitimate_
WCFM at Williams College in Williamstown.

Whether this deters the owner(s) of Choice FM and other pirates, it probably won't...they'll be back
for more illegal operations but maybe this will make them think a bit...

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