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Commission Agents Bust a Wyoming ‘Pirate’

Stugelmayer had been on the air in Cheyenne for six years

He was on the air for six years in Cheyenne, Wyo. Only problem is, he didn’t have a license.

According to the Casper Star-Tribune, the Federal Communications Commission shut down the station run by broadcast wannabe Michael Stugelmayer. He’d been airing at 95.5 MHz with a format of jazz and alternative music.

The restaurant employee had been running the station out of an attic space above a historic downtown building since 2003, the paper reported.

The newspaper also said local shop owners were “shocked by the demeanor of the FCC agents when they confronted Stugelmayer on Tuesday,” but Stugelmayer said they were “just doing their job.”

The details here.