Continuing to ramp up its active pursuit of illegal radio broadcasters, the Enforcement Bureau of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently issued nine separate warnings to landowners and property managers in the Miami area.
The Notices of Illegal Pirate Radio Broadcasting were issued in mid-July by the Atlanta Regional Office of the Enforcement Bureau. In each case, violators were identified by Bureau enforcement officers from the Miami Office using direction-finding techniques to identify the location and source of the illegal radio signals. And in each case, a search of FCC records showed no license issued for radio operation at the identified location.
The federal PIRATE Act allows the FCC to propose penalties of up to $115,802 per day with a maximum of $2,316,034 for violations of its illegal radio broadcasting rules. In addition, FCC is empowered to conduct periodic enforcement sweeps as well as the authority to take enforcement action against landlords and property owners that willfully and knowingly permit illegal radio broadcasting on their properties.