Pompano Beach Pirate Radio Station Raided, Shut Down by Feds

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Mercius Dorvilus
The Haitian pirate-radio station that broadcast on 92.7 FM is no more, thanks to the Broward Sheriff's Office and the Federal Communications Commission, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

That led to the arrest of 31-year-old Mercius Dorvilus, a North Lauderdale resident who the cops say was running the station out of a room he rented in the 2100 block of NE First Avenue in Pompano Beach.

After raiding the spot on Friday, the FCC managed to make off with a transmitter, mixer, laptop, and portable air conditioner from Dorvilus' room.

The station, which simply called itself "92.7 FM Radio," played Haitian music as well as some reggae and underground rap.

The cops told the Sentinel the station may have been discovered due to reported interference with a licensed radio station on the same frequency -- although the closest FCC-licensed station on 92.7 is WAVW, which broadcasts from Stuart.

Dorvilus is charged with unauthorized transmission and/or interference with a public radio station -- a third-degree felony.


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Possum Hunter
Possum Hunter

What happened to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 19.Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Illustr823
Illustr823

so what it's an f'ing radio station...no harm no foul..sux for that dude.

sweet micky
sweet micky

Why do Haitians keep wanting to come over here if they keep on living the lifestyle that makes their own country such an overflowing toilet?

Jerome
Jerome

What are you talking about? All he did was manage a pirated radio station, and thats it.  Just a civil offense.

Ask yourself this.  If if it was white guy playing rock n roll or something else would you have the same opinion?

The point I'm trying to make is what does this have to do with anything in Haiti?

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