FCC hits New York area pirates in the wallet


Two individuals were caught using three different FM frequencies without a license in the greater New York City area, and both have been hit with the standard $10K FCC fine for being involved with an unauthorized FM operation.

Both have been upgraded from a notice of apparent liability to a notice of forfeiture, without a response from either.

Ronald Reid of Bronx NY was assessed his fine for operating a station repeatedly on 107.3 MHz.

The other person, Marixsa Rolon of Plainfield NJ, was not fined for operation of a station but for “providing services and facilities incidental to the operation of an unlicensed radio transmitter.” The frequencies used were 90.1 MHz and 96.7 MHz.