Pirate radio signals in Nederland, Ward go dark in wake of FCC action

Pirate radio signals in Nederland, Ward go dark in wake of FCC action

A pair of unlicensed radio stations that for years had broadcast music, group occasions and extra from excessive within the Boulder County foothills fell silent this week after reporting visits by the Federal Communications Fee.

The operators of Nederland’s KNED 93.1 FMand Ward’s KWHR 90.5 FM every shut down their over-the-air broadcasts Wednesday following what seems to be elevated focus by the FCC on pirate radio in Boulder County.

“We’re below assault from the FCC,” the broadcasters behind KWHR, often known as Means Excessive Radio, declared on their Fb web page.

Neither ever had been visited by the feds earlier than, in keeping with representatives of the 2 stations, although a predecessor — Radio Free Ned, broadcast out of an accountant’s workplace — was shut down by the FCC in 2002 after eight years on the air.

Will Wiquist, the FCC’s deputy press secretary, wouldn’t verify whether or not the fee took any enforcement motion in Boulder County this week.

Nikki P. Shears, director of the FCC’s Denver District Workplace, didn’t reply to interview requests Thursday.

However pseudonymous disc jockeys at each stations confirmed visits by FCC representatives to their respective mountain cities on Wednesday.