Piracy on the low seas


Jairo Diaz is getting hit with a pair of FCC fines for buccaneer behavior on the low end of the FM dial. Diaz was operating in the New York suburbs, and drew the standard 10K fine for unauthorized operation of a station on 90.5 MHz out of Paterson NJ. The FCC tacked on an extra 7K because Diaz refused to allow an inspection of the unlicensed facility. Diaz has not responded to the FCC’s notice of apparent liability and has been ordered to pay up.