April 29, 2016

"Federal Communications Commission can't keep up with the pirates, who can block listeners from favorite programs or emergency alerts for missing children and severe weather."

AP: Helped along by cheaper technology, the rogue stations can cover several blocks or several square miles. By BEN FINLEY

'Most broadcast to immigrant communities that pirate radio defenders say are underserved by licensed stations.

'"The DJs sound like you and they talk about things that you're interested in," said Jay Blessed, an online DJ who has listened to various unlicensed stations since she moved from Trinidad to Brooklyn more than a decade ago.

'"You call them up and say, I want to hear this song, and they play it for you," Blessed said. "It's interactive. It's engaging. It's communal."'

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