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FCC Delivers Year-End Rush of Unlicensed Notices

Massachusetts and Florida are the scenes of activity

It looks like there were no early New Year’s Eve revelries for the folks in the enforcement bureau — and no celebrating for the half-dozen individuals who were issued Notices of Unlicensed Operation by the Federal Communications Commission at the end of 2017.

The FCC delivered a slew of unlicensed broadcast actions in the last few days of December 2017 by sending warning notices to a Florida church, a mortgage funding outfit, an investment corporation and several alliteratively named individuals.

Those alliterative individuals — Dexter Dixon and Dominique Donna among them — are located on opposite ends of the Eastern seaboard. Donna was issued a notice of unlicensed operation for allegedly operating on frequency 92.1 MHz in Randolph, Mass., while Dixon was given the same notice for alleged unlicensed operation on 92.9 MHz in Riviera Beach, Fla.

Other Floridians who were issued notices for alleged pirate operations include Blossom Dickenson in Miramar for operating on 92.1 MHz, Ranym Investments Corp. in Miami Gardens for allegedly operating on 88.7 MHz, and Country Wide Mortgage Funding for allegedly operating on 90.9 MHz in Oakland Park. A warning was also issued to The Omega Church International Ministries via Wayne J. Manning for allegedly operating without a license on 104.1 MHz in West Palm Beach.

Up north in Massachusetts, the enforcement bureau also notified Cesar Gerlens from Mattapan that he was allegedly operating on 90.1 MHz in Boston and Patrick Jean Romain for allegedly illegal operation on 90.1 MHz in Mattapan.

Each individual was told that their signals were allegedly exceeding the maximum permitted level of 250 μV/m at 3 meters for nonlicensed devices, and each has 10 days from the date of the notice to respond to the FCC.