Globe article on Touch FM (not legal) 106.1

Donna Halper
Mon Jan 22 02:40:53 EST 2007

At 02:05 AM 1/22/2007, Bob Nelson wrote:

>Radio Free Vermont (late 90s, 96.5
>in Rutland) got shut down for illegally broadcasting and
>they, too, ran ads (I have a tape of them and there was
>an ad for a golf driving range in nearby Clarendon.)

What still annoys me is how Radio Free Allston was shut down-- it ran 
no ads, served groups in the community that were not being served at 
all, was totally non-profit and mainly staffed by volunteers... and 
yet the FCC (on a complaint from, I believe WROR) came in and shut 
them down.  I never understood what harm RFA was doing to anyone with 
their low power and their commitment to the community.  Yet assorted 
pirates who ARE trying to make money still remain on the air.  I don't get it. 

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