Feds shut unlicensed radio station, but not the one run by a candidate for Boston mayor
The US Attorney's office reports federal agents seized radio-transmitting equipment from a pirate radio station transmitting from a Brockton home, in part because it was interfering with an air-traffic-control frequency for Logan Airport.
The seizure has nothing to do with Touch FM, an unlicensed station in Dorchester run by Clarence Clemons, who says he is running for mayor of Boston this year. Touch FM has assumed the role of a community resource for Boston's black community with the demise of other programming on licensed radio and TV stations.
The Brockton seizure happened March 1 after, the feds say, residents of the house had been told several times to knock it off. The Globe has more. In recent years, Brockton has become a pirate radio hotspot.