FCC Proposes Fines Against Two Unlicensed FM Operators
December 6, 2012 at 5:34 AM (PT)
The FCC has proposed a $25,000 fine against FABRICE POLYNICE for operating an unlicensed station on 90.1 FM in NORTH MIAMI, FL. Agents said they heard the station on six days in MARCh through JULY 2012 coming from three separate locations, with the station identified on the air as "TOUCHE DOUCE" (a name POLYNICE allegedly also registered for business use with the state) and a host (determined to be POLYNICE) call himself DJ "PAZ" and giving out POLYNICE's phone number. POLYNICE has previously been convicted under FLORIDA's anti-pirate radio law of operating a pirate station and sentenced to one year of community supervision.
In another pirate FM case, GLEN RUBASH is facing a proposed $10,000 FCC fine for unlicensed broadcasts on 88.3 FM in MANHATTAN, KS. RUBASH is a licensed ham operator but did not have a license for the FM transmitter; the FCC says that RUBASH told its agent that he would not voluntarily relinquish the transmitter if asked to do so.