The FCC’s Pirate Fight Moves West


Since the change in command at the FCC, there’s been a very noticeable difference in how it is dealing with the proliferation of unlicensed radio broadcasters. The public release of the Notice of Unauthorized Operation (NUO) has become a nearly routine offering from the Commission. Yet, most of these NUOs have focused on pirate radio operations in South Florida, New York City, and the Boston area.

Now, the Chicago and New Orleans field offices of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau are stepping into the fight to quash pirates. These violators are in suburban towns, far from the urban centers where such activity is rampant and recidivist. 

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