Another pirate walks the plank


Marckenson Bazile is a member of the budget fleet on FM buccanneers. His operation on 100.9 MHz at Port St. Lucie FL (part of the Fort Pierce market) this past August was unlicensed. Bazile freely admits that. He says he was unaware that a license was required, which of course is no excuse and is not a viable way to duck the traditional 10K fine. Nor was the educational rather than for-profit nature of his broadcasting. He did, however, cooperate with authorities and was able to produce documents proving that 10K would produce a financial hardship. The FCC let him off with a 1,450 fine.