FCC Rejects Appeal Of San Francisco Pirate's Fine
February 10, 2014 at 4:56 AM (PT)
The FCC has denied the Petition for Reconsideration by DANIEL K. ROBERTS a/k/a MONKEY MAN a/k/a MONKEY appealing his $10,000 fine for operating PIRATE CAT RADIO, the SAN FRANCISCO pirate FM station.
ROBERTS claimed that while he had been involved in unlicensed broadcasting "years ago," he did not operate the 87.9 FM pirate, but the Commission said that ROBERTS also conceded that on two days in APRIL 2009, agents had observed him "operating the board, mixers and espresso machine" at the station; ROBERTS said that the Internet stream he was operating may have been picked up and relayed by pirates operated by third parties. The Commission countered that ROBERTS "held himself out publicly as PCR’s manager and described PCR as a broadcast station, not just a source of internet programming."