Alex Jones ‘Pirate Radio’ Station Shut Down By Feds
A ‘pirate radio’ station that allows controversial talk-show host, Alex Jones, to use as a platform, has been taken off the air. Which means, yes, Alex Jones radio station is now silent as well.
This comes just a week following Jones’ mass ban and Twitter ‘week ban.’
The radio station broadcasts locally over Austin, Texas airwaves. However, the Federal Communications Commission fined the station $15,000, a sum the station owners are refusing to pay up.
According to Deadline, a U.S. District Court in Austin lawsuit accuses Liberty Radio of operating an FM station without federal level permission.
“The FCC imposed a $15,000 fine on the Olenicks in 2014 for their willful and repeated violations, which they refused to pay,” reports Deadline. “The U.S. Attorney filed suit (lawsuit here) Friday in U.S. District Court in Austin, seeking to force the couple to pay the penalty. The Austin-American Statesman reported that religious programming was airing on 90.1 FM on Wednesday, in place of Liberty Radio.”
The station first was disrupted last December, but it has maintained transmissions using an online listener line. This allows fans of specific stations to call in.
Houston agents were able to trace 90.1 FM Orchard Plaza apartments at 1127 and 1205 E. 52nd St. in East Austin, inevitably allowing them to shut down the station. Agents claim the station was running from a utility closet. Travis Central Appraisal District records show a number of local complaints involving the business.
Walter Olenick and M. Rae Nadler-Olenick are both listed as defendants in the case.
“The Vaccine Myth with Shawn Siegel” is also now off the air due to Liberty Radio’s take-down.
The Texas Liberty Website says that “due to circumstances beyond our control,” they can no longer broadcast for the time being.
Jones claims that his subscriber list has jumped by 5.6 million since his mass banning by big tech.
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Author: Jim Satney
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