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Gabriel Garcia Slapped With $25,000 Mega-Fine For Repeatedly Operating Station Without License.

Gabriel Garcia Slapped With Mega-Fine For Repeatedly Operating Station Without License.

We have another pirate in the FCC's net. This one in California. Gabriel Garcia lives in San Jose California and the commission says he was operating illegally on three different dial positions. The FCC has no sense of humor for these sorts of things and has handed down a $25,000 fine to Garcia. Here are the details.

On April 12, 2010, the San Francisco Office issued a Notice of Unlicensed Operation to Garcia for operating an FM broadcast station on frequency 92.9 MHz without a license. On May 6, 2010, in response to a complaint of an unlicensed radio station operating on 93.7 in San Jose agents tracked the signal to 10142 Sylvandale Avenue in San Jose. Based on previous encounters and California Department of Motor Vehicle identification, San Francisco agents recognized and identified Garcia as the operator of the radio station.  Subsequent to an attempted inspection, the operation ceased.  On May 14, 2010, a second NOUO was issued to Garcia for operating an unlicensed FM station at 93.7.

On June 15, 2010, in response to additional complaints from the FAA about an unlicensed station identifying itself as KNRG operating on 92.9 MHz in San Jose agents tracked the signal to the same residence at 10142 Sylvandale Avenue in San Jose and again identified Garcia as the operator. agents issued a third NOUO to Garcia for operating an unlicensed station.

On July 23, 2010, in response to a complaint on 104.3 MHz in San Jose agents tracked the signal to 15047 Joanne Avenue in San Jose. Again, the station was identified as KNRG. While agents were on the scene, they observed an individual leave the residence and then quickly return to the residence. The agents identified the individual as Garcia. Garcia does not have a license to operate at 104.3 either. Agents issued a fourth NOUO to Garcia.

Because Garcia knowingly operated the station, the FCC says it was willful. So, the commission slapped Garcia with a $25,000 fine for knowingly and repeatedly operating an FM station on three different signals.




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