[Possible Spam(mid)]-RE: pirate query

Dave Doherty dave@skywaves.net
Sun May 27 22:36:12 EDT 2012

A few states have laws on the books that make it a state offense to violate
FCC rules. Florida, where pirates are taken down on a regular basis, is one.

As I understand it, the local FCC folks get in touch with state or local
police and jointly raid the pirates, confiscating the equipment and issuing
fines.  This explanation is clearly oversimplified, but whatever the
behind-the-scenes legal wrangling, it seems to work to the extent that
pirates are taken down regularly. 

However, there is clearly a demand for the alternative programming provided
by the pirates, because they keep popping up.  Maybe new LPFM stations will
help satisfy the need.


-----Original Message-----
From: boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.org
[mailto:boston-radio-interest-bounces@tsornin.BostonRadio.org] On Behalf Of
Kevin Vahey
Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2012 9:55 PM
To: Jeff Lehmann
Cc: Boston Radio Group
Subject: Re: pirate query

It is a political football now as there is NO legal radio voice for the
250,000 in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan.

I have no clue how to solve this problem.

On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 8:59 PM, Jeff Lehmann <jjlehmann@comcast.net> wrote:

> I should also have said that there are DOZENS of pirates on the air 
> between those in Boston and Brockton. Many have been on for as long, 
> or longer than Touch 106.1.
> Sometimes they do move around after getting a notice of unlicensed 
> operation or fine (that never gets collected) from the FCC, but 
> they're only off for a couple days. It's actually quite fun to track 
> them down as a hobby.
> Jeff Lehmann
> Hanson, MA

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