The PIRATE Act Passes Boosting Fines to $2 Million
|RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 12:35pm CT|
NAB Executive VP/Communications Dennis Wharton said in a statement, "NAB strongly supports legislation passed unanimously today in the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology that provides the FCC additional tools to address illegal pirate radio operations.
"Pirate radio not only interferes with signals of legal radio broadcasts. On multiple occasions, the FCC has documented that illegal pirate broadcasts have interfered with communications between airline pilots and air traffic controllers. We salute Reps. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Mike Tonko (D-NY) for their bipartisan sponsorship of this important legislation."