FCC Fines Brooklyn Pirates
July 26, 2011 at 12:05 PM (PT)
The FCC has fined ANDRE ALLEYNE and JESSIE WHITE $10,000 (jointly and severally) for operating a pirate station on 96.5 FM in BROOKLYN, NY. ALLEYNE and WHITE claimed that they had allowed a friend to operate the station from their apartment and didn't know it was against the law (and ceased the transmissions when they learned of its status).
The Commission also rejected NELSON MULTIMEDIA, INC.'s application to change the community of license of Oldies WSPY-A/GENEVA, IL to MILLBROOK, IL, and declined NELSON and L&L COMMUNICATIONS' deal to have L&L's application for a new AM at MONONA, WI dismissed.
And the Commission granted COLQUITT COMMUNITY RADIO's application for a new noncommercial FM at MOULTRIE, GA and dismissed a mutually exclusive application by CALVARY CHAPEL OF THOMASVILLE, INC. for a new FM at PAVO, GA.