Clemons wants to go on legally

Bob Nelson
Sat Apr 19 08:21:54 EDT 2014

The article quotes US Attorney Carmen Ortiz: "“It is a public safety hazard
for illegal radio stations to broadcast, potentially interfering with
critical radio communications.".

When asked why Touch 106.1 FM did not get a license, Clemons said, “We
couldn’t. The FCC has shut it down so no one could apply for a license for
15 years. It’s not fair.”

Ortiz said stations like Clemons’ “could have applied for low power radio
licenses and operated their stations in compliance with the law.”


Good comments, Donna; also with regards to the FCC, they seem to be sitting
on the WBMT situation as has been mentioned before--they have waited for
years for a "hearing" and have been allowed to continue broadcasting
despite not having a license for some six years I believe.

On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 2:27 AM, A Joseph Ross <> wrote:

> On 4/19/2014 1:23 AM, Kevin Vahey wrote:
>  OK - It is safe to assume that Governor Patrick has contacted the White
>> House. If in turn the White Sox calls the FCC......
>> It is all political now - if the White House calls the US Attorney and
>> tells them to drop the case and return everything to Clemons, what can the
>> FCC do?
> It isn't that simple.  The President can't just call the Justice
> Department like that.  More likely, he could move the FCC to expedite an
> application for a legal station and the Justice Department to reach a
> settlement in connection therewith.
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