Alleged California FM Pirate Faces $17,000 Fine
July 2, 2012 at 11:54 AM (PT)
The FCC has proposed a $17,000 fine against ham operator BRIAN R. RAGAN (KF6EGI/SIUSUN CITY, CA) for operating an unlicensed transmitter on 104.9 FM and for not allowing an FCC inspection of his operation.
RAGAN allegedly was broadcasting programming over 104.9 FM as "KBRS." RAGAN allegedly told FCC agents on the phone that he was present when the agents came to inspect the operation but was afraid to answer.