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Florida Pirates Arrested, Charged

Authorities got tip from Clear Channel engineer

Two men in the Ocala, Fla., market have been arrested and charged with operating an unlicensed radio station.

Federal officials told if left unchecked, the station on 97.7 MHz could have interfered with other stations or aircraft.

The tower for the station was behind a mobile home in Marion, Fla.

The station had been operating about a year. Officials said the station was playing Mexican music and advertising Hispanic businesses, according to the account.

A tip from a Clear Channel engineer to the FCC got the ball rolling, according to WKMG(TV), Orlando, Fla.