Mass Broadcasters poise to take on pirates?

Mon Jul 15 14:35:44 EDT 2013

Looks like the MBA is trying to make some headway on the issue of pirates. 
I think everyone who loves radio and doesn't want to see it devolve into a 
glorified CB Radio with anyone and everyone who can pick up a transmitter is 
suddenly a "broadcaster'.

Maybe we should all send a quick email to our state legislators...


Pirate Radio: The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association has been the 
driving force behind Massachusetts House Bill 1679, an Act relative to an 
unauthorized (re: pirate) radio telecommunication.  The bill would give the 
Massachusetts Attorney General the power to bring action upon a violator of 
the law.  The bill, which can be found on, has been 
referred to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary.  Broadcasters who are 
affected by pirate stations in Massachusetts are encouraged to tell the MBA 
their story by email to or by phone at 

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