FCC: Pirate Manhattan Radio Station Operator Must Pay $10K

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) _ The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $10,000 fine for a man accused of operating a pirate radio station in Manhattan.

Glen Rubash (roo-'BASH) has 30 days to appeal Wednesday's action from the agency's enforcement bureau. The 59-year-old Junction City man didn't immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press seeking comment.

The station was operating under the 88.3 frequency on the FM dial. KMAN has reported (http://bit.ly/SCUjny ) that the station was rebroadcasting from the Republic Broadcasting Network.

The FCC wrote that the 88.3 signal was traced in September to an FM transmitting antenna mounted on a pole next to a Manhattan home. The FCC wrote that agents determined that the signal was strong enough that a license was required. But no license had been granted.



Information from: KMAN-AM.