Report: Nevada Pirate Gets STA

Can a former pirate radio operation be legit?
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Can a former pirate radio operation be legit?

The Pahrump Valley Times of Nevada reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., intervened with the FCC to allow an unlicensed broadcaster back on the air.

A Jan. 29 letter from the commission to Radio Goldfield Broadcast Inc. owner Rod Moses allows his pirate station to operate, moving from 100.3 to 106.3 FM, at 100 watts. His operation had been raided and shut down by the FCC last June.

According to the account, Moses can operate with special temporary authority until he can apply for an LPFM license in a future filing window. There is no open window now.


Israel Moves Against Pirates

After pirate radio stations interfered with operations at Ben-Gurion International Airport three times in June and July, Israeli Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz announced plans for an effort to keep unlicensed operators off the airwaves.