Avast, ye pirates (Boston 101.3, Lynn 1690)
Fri Jun 8 12:17:47 EDT 2007
There's quite a list of these stations at
"http://members.aol.com/baconti/bostonLP.htm". Some of them have
websites. A few stations on the list are licensed, most aren't. Some
of the high-band AM stations have been heard as far as Newfoundland (on
sensitive equipment of course).
Some of these puppies have been on for YEARS with no FCC visits.
Boston, like Miami and a few other cities, is a sort of "wild west" of
pirate broadcasting operations.
Mark Connelly - Billerica, MA
Bob Nelson wrote
Big City Radio, a pirate at 101.3,can be picked up in Beverly and Salem
half decent car stereo
...reggae, maybe some r&b/rap... broadcasting from somewhere in Boston.
of the wattage, but it ain't licensed...
Also was running what sounded like an ad for some kind of event (a
local businesses/restaurants, etc.
were mentioned as part
of it). I'm guessing that if the station makes money, they don't report
the IRS...Described as "urban/tropical"
on a site I found listing "low power radio" in the area.
Also coming in strong in Salem (have picked up before):
1690 WRCI R.Creole Inter, Lynn - French news/talk, AM Stereo
Also breaking the law...based on Union St. in Lynn according to their
"Radio Creole was founded to give choices to different ethnic groups
in the Northshore area."
Well, be advised that WMWM does run some ethnic programming as does
time is sold out
on the latter, we've heard...)
Not sure how long the FCC will take to take action against them.
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