'Pirate' radio station gear seized in Brockton
BOSTON (AP) -- Federal officials have seized the transmission equipment of an unlicensed radio station in Brockton they say was interfering with air traffic communications in the Boston area.
The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston announced Tuesday that the equipment was seized from a Brockton home on March 1 after several verbal and written warnings to stop were ignored.
The station, playing largely Haitian music, was called a "pirate station" because it used a frequency without a license from the Federal Communications Commission.
Officials said the station interfered with a frequency used by pilots to communicate with FAA controllers when flying in the Boston area, creating a potentially dangerous situation.
There have been no arrests because authorities are still trying to figure out who is responsible for the station's operation.