Congress Takes The First Steps Toward Pirate Plank

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DORAL, FLA. — Despite visibly increased enforcement of unlicensed FM radio broadcast operations across the U.S., fueled by efforts led by Republican FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, “pirate radio” operators continue to clog the airwaves in areas such as South Florida, New York City, and the greater Boston area.


Now, the U.S. House of Representatives is considering legislation that would put greater fear — and financial punch — behind the FCC’s Notice of Unlicensed Operations and proposed fines. 

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