FCC agents threaten to seize radio station’s equipment

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Radio Free Brattleboro has received an ultimatum from the FCC. The tiny local station was shut down in June for operating without a license. It recently resumed broadcasting on a different frequency.

On Thursday, FCC agents appeared at the station’s studio. But disc jockeys who were on the air at the time refused to let the agents in without a warrant. The agents issued a violation notice and said that if RFB can’t produce a license within 10 days, its equipment will be seized.

The FCC can impose fines of up to $75,000, and possible imprisonment, for operating a radio station without a license.

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