Pirates Busted Using New Florida Law, After Complaint By High School Station

Pirates Busted Using New Florida Law, After Complaint By High School Station
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Federal and state authorities shut down two pirate stations and arrested two men they said were interfering with licensed stations. Authorities believe the arrests are the first under Florida's new pirate law, legislation prohibiting unauthorized transmission to or interference with licensed radio stations.
Agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FCC acted on a complaint Thursday from WKPX(FM), run by Piper High School students in Sunrise, Fla.
Authorities told the Miami Herald they tracked two pirate stations operating out of a Ft. Lauderdale apartment by discovering coaxial cable running between the unit and two antennas mounted on the building's roof. Agents seized a 10 kW transmitter, an antenna, a mixer board, a computer, phones and other equipment, according to the account.
Read more about Florida's new anti-pirate law in the current issue of Radio World.

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