Boxford pirate Waves goodbye
Sat Feb 6 02:41:08 EST 2010

 Unlicensed operator Wave 87.9, an oldies outlet from Boxford, is now off air though still 
broadcasting online Posts on are reporting  that the FCC showed up on Jan.
28  and the operator shut it down

A man in Groveland set up a site, in which he says that after complaining
about a pirate operation in "Northeastern Mass.", the FCC took action (probably The Wave) The man explains why
pirate radio is simply illegal but the FCC has been lax in enforcing  it (as we have said before
though they need to have complaints before they act, especially from stations receiving interference,
plus they need to have the resources available to shut down illegal  operations.)

Of course several pirates in the Boston area continue to operate despite being issued warnings
or fines, for now, but it looks like The Wave has waved goodbye, at least to FM. 

Look, sometimes these pirates may provide programming unavailable elsewhere, but rules need to be followed. I'd hate to get a call from someone when I'm doing my blues show: "Hey, why can't I pick
up WMWM in Peabody today? I'm hearing religious stuff instead..." and I find out it's because a pirate
has set up shop right next to us on the dial...That isn't right.

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