Central FL pirates shut down


A “gangsta rap” pirate station was shut down late last week in Winter haven, FL.
Wesley Williams, 21, of Winter Haven worked as the station’s DJ; Jimessia Spillman, 23, operated the station in the absence of Williams; and Calvin Thompson, 24, of Dundee was the operator, according to Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Thompson also got 300 bucks for on-air ad and "shout-outs," The Orlando Sentinel reported. The three were booked into the Polk County Jail, accused of one count each of unauthorized transmission/interference with a licensed radio station. The offense is a third-degree felony under Florida’s pirate radio law.