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No Parlay for Pirates: FCC Turns Up the Heat on Dozens of Alleged Pirate Radio Operators
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • November 30 2017

In its most recent salvo against pirate radio operators, FCC field agents issued dozens of Notices of Violation ("NOV") or Notices of Unauthorized


Telecom Alert - MCLM Case Dismissed; Landowner Fined for Pirate Radio; Senate to Vote on Pai's Nomination; 911 Access NOI Adopted; FirstNet Update - Vol. XIV, Issue 40
  • Keller and Heckman LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2017

The FCC issued an Order of Dismissal last week resolving the long-standing Maritime CommunicationsLand Mobile (MCLM) proceeding (Vol. XIV, Issue 8


FCC Proposes First-Ever Forfeiture Against Property Owners for Facilitating Pirate Radio Operations
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2017

Continuing its assault on unlicensed broadcast operations, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a unanimous Notice of Apparent


More and More Actions on Pirate Radio - What is Next?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2017

It seems like virtually every day, the FCC announces that it has sent numerous Notices to pirate radio operators warning them that their operations


Commissioner O’Rielly Again Targets Pirate Broadcasters and Their Supporters to Walk the Enforcement Plank
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2017

Commissioner Michael O’Reilly called for stronger enforcement action to combat unauthorized “pirate” radio broadcasters in a statement before the


Praying with Fire: Church’s Pirate Radio Station Fined $25,000
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • March 30 2017

After repeated warnings, the FCC fined the operators of an unlicensed radio station in California $25,000. Section 301 of the Communications Act


Slow Upload Speed: TV Licensee Agrees to Pay $13,500 to Settle FCC Investigation into Online Public File Violations
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • March 30 2017

The FCC entered into a Consent Decree with an Iowa TV station to resolve an investigation into the licensee’s failure to timely upload required


A Change of Pace? Pirate Radio Actions Signal A Possible Shift to Accelerated Issuance of Forfeiture Orders
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2017

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a pair of forfeiture orders against pirate radio operators. Each


Pirate Radio Operator Faces $25,000 Proposed Fine After Flaunting Multiple FCC Warnings
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • February 23 2017

After issuing multiple warnings, the FCC proposed a $25,000 fine against a New Jersey man for operating an unlicensed radio station. Section 301 of


Update: Pirate Radio
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2016

A few months ago, we wrote about pirate radio and the FCC's efforts to stop these stations from popping up all around the country. In the last few