Thursday, January 16, 2020
FCC Proposes Massive Fine for Pirate Broadcasting
The FCC continues its enhanced enforcement campaign against unlicensed broadcasters on the FM band, proposing a fine of more than $450,000 against Gerlens Cesar, operator of Radio TeleBoston. According to the ARRL Letter, the FCC said Cesar was operating three separate transmitters and broadcasting on both 90.1 and 92.1 MHz. The Commission said the proposed fine – the largest ever proposed for a pirate broadcaster – came after it had issued multiple warnings.