Teen Pirate Shuts Down In Ottawa
December 14, 2009 at 4:45 PM (PT)
The 14 year old radio pirate in OTTAWA has shut down his operation after defying INDUSTRY CANADA and the CRTC for the past several weeks.
JAYHAED SAADE posted a statement on his website reading, "I wish to apologize to the CANADIAN RADIO TELEVISION COMMISSION for broadcasting on radio waves 91.9 fm without proper permission and license. At their request, I have voluntarily shut down and will remain so until I can properly obtained their permission to broadcast. I have disconnected my transmitter and excitor and have put it into third party storage until I can legally operate again. I have hired a broadcast consultant to work with me so that I can get back on the air with the approval of the CRTC.
"Even though I am 14 years old and have had a life long passion -- a life calling as it were - to be in the radio broadcast industry, I was in the wrong and should not have broadcasted without proper legal permission from the CRTC -- our federal government commission that regulates the radio / TV airwaves for the benefit of all Canadians.
"My passion for the industry led me from operating on the internet since I was 7, to desiring to broadcast on the airwaves. I wanted to continue to learn and experiment in this exciting radio industry, but I have come to understand that I was in error and wrong to operate without a proper license.
"I sincerely apologize to all concern for my mistake and hope that my youthful enthusiasm will explain and hopefully mitigate somewhat this error.
"I want to be a broadcaster and wish to make it my lifelong career. I will be dedicating myself in the years to come to learn the industry so that I can become the best broadcaster possible."
SAADE ran "MIX FM" at 91.9 FM in GLOUCESTER from an antenna on the roof of his father's hotel and restaurant and continued to operate for several days after receiving a shutdown notice and warning of fines from INDUSTRY CANADA.