Unlicensed College Station Shut By FCC
March 31, 2010 at 4:54 AM (PT)
The UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN- PARKSIDE's student radio station was shut down by the FCC last week because it was operating without a license, reports the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL. The students were operating an FM signal as WIPZ when agents from the Commission monitored the signal on MARCH 17th and 23rd, subsequently informing the school that the operation ran afoul of FCC regulations.
"Somewhere they were misinformed by people who told them that operating a station (without a license) by low power would be OK", said FCC CHICAGO District Director JAMES M. ROOP. The carrier-current operation increased power in the FALL when it moved to new quarters in the student center.