Another SoFla Pirate Gets Fine



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.

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Adam R Jacobson is a veteran radio industry journalist and advertising industry analyst with general, multicultural and Hispanic market expertise. From 1996 to 2006 he served as an editor at Radio & Records.
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