South Florida has been a hub for illegal FM broadcasters for more than 15 years. The FCC’s actions and financial penalties haven’t squelched the activity in its entirety, however. The latest unlicensed broadcaster was fined $15,000 for airing broadcasts on a frequency used by an Alpha Media station in nearby West Palm Beach and a rocker in the Florida Keys.
RBR + TVBR Observation: Scan up and down the FM dial in South Florida and you’ll find a host of pirates, some targeting underserved listeners such as the large Haitian population. That’s no excuse for going on the air without a license.