Touch FM got all the publicity, but federal agents yesterday also shut two other stations - one at 100.1 MHz that broadcast in Haitian creole from studios in Dorchester and another in Brockton.
In a statement, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz said:
It is a public safety hazard for illegal radio stations to broadcast, potentially interfering with critical radio communications.
Like any member of the community, the operators of these illegal stations could have applied for free low power radio licenses and operated their stations in compliance with the law. When they choose to operate illegally, and continue those operations after being warned multiple times, action must be taken.
The Dorchester station, Radio Tele Boston, with antennas in Everett, Mattapan and Brockton, interfered with WBRS, the licensed student station at Brandeis University in Waltham.
In February, the FCC ordered a Mattapan man to shut his unlicensed station in Brockton.
Meanwhile, the Globe reports Gov. Patrick wants Touch FM back on the air.