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Rochester Property Owner Gets “The Pirate Letter”

Enforcement Bureau sourced an 87.7 signal

The FCC has sent another letter notifying a property owner about apparent pirate radio activity.

This time the notice went to Ann Marie Torres, the owner of a property in Rochester, N.Y.

The New York office of the Enforcement Bureau said its agents used direction-finding equipment to trace radio signals on 87.7 MHz coming from the address in August.

As with other recent notification letters, this one informs the property owner: “Under section 511(a) of the Act, persons or entities found to willfully and knowingly suffer (i.e., permit) a third party to engage in so-called ‘pirate radio’ broadcasting on their property can face significant financial penalties,” and that there could be financial penalties as high as $2.1 million.

[“FCC Warns More Property Owners of Alleged Pirate Broadcasts”]