Radio Recliner - "pirate" radio from Florida

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Radio Recliner - "pirate" radio from Florida

Post by g33ky » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:07 am

Came across this from Digital Spy - a station in Tennessee run by the lovely old retired folks for entertainment. Apparently it's a pirate though I haven't come across their frequency.
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/radio-s ... d-seniors/

https://radiorecliner.com/

Not sure how long the FCC is gonna allow them to stay on the air (if they are actually on FM/AM after all), the FCC is much harsher with regards to pirate radio.
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Re: Radio Recliner - "pirate" radio from Florida

Post by Albert H » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:00 pm

The FCC mostly leave pirates alone or a very long time. They're also pretty technically inept - my station in LA ran for over 8 years without a raid because they couldn't track the output site (up in the Hollywood Hills) and they couldn't understand the concept of a pirate running a three-stage link system! We also didn't cause any interference, and chose a sensible frequency.

Friends of mine who've had an "unfriendly visit" by the FCC are usually just served with a "Cease and Desist" notice. They just move to another location, and the FCC have to go through months of paperwork to follow up! If they do serve a "Notice of Apparent Liability", you can get fined quite big bucks. A change of address can sort that out too!
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Re: Radio Recliner - "pirate" radio from Florida

Post by Bton-FM » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:00 pm

Albert H wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:00 pm
The FCC mostly leave pirates alone or a very long time. They're also pretty technically inept - my station in LA ran for over 8 years without a raid because they couldn't track the output site (up in the Hollywood Hills) and they couldn't understand the concept of a pirate running a three-stage link system! We also didn't cause any interference, and chose a sensible frequency.

Friends of mine who've had an "unfriendly visit" by the FCC are usually just served with a "Cease and Desist" notice. They just move to another location, and the FCC have to go through months of paperwork to follow up! If they do serve a "Notice of Apparent Liability", you can get fined quite big bucks. A change of address can sort that out too!
The FCC sound a bit dense :lol: but then again I gather most pirate station in the US run direct.

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Re: Radio Recliner - "pirate" radio from Florida

Post by Polecat » Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:32 pm

Haven't been on it for a year or so but the enforcement section of the FCC website makes for fun reading. They post copies of the notices sent to offenders and summaries of the legal proceedings.
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