In 2019, a Florida-based operation named RM Broadcasting was ordered by a federal judge to register as a foreign agent.
That’s because it is the entity that is leasing six hours of air time on a Kansas City trimulcast and is providing programming 24/7 to Washington, D.C. listeners from “Sputnik Radio.”
What Sputnik Radio is has set off alarms among some Democrats on Capitol Hill. While Sputnik Radio is best-described as a news-and-information network funded by the Russian government, Democrat Anna G. Eshoo calls it a propaganda machine that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai needs to do something about.
On Thursday, Eshoo — joined by House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) — wrote to Pai criticizing him for his inaction.