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Via The Austin Statesman:
A "pirate" radio station that serves as host Alex Jones’ Austin flagship has been knocked off the city’s airwaves and the Federal Communications Commission has levied a $15,000 penalty that the station’s operators are refusing to pay.
A lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in Austin accuses Liberty Radio of operating at 90.1 FM without federal consent since at least 2013. Religious programming was airing on that frequency Wednesday, in place of Liberty Radio.
FCC agents managed to trace the station's signal to an apartment block in East Austin, following a complaint, according to the agency's lawsuit filed against Liberty Radio. The FCC has also handed a $15,000 penalty to the station's owners, who reportedly are refusing to pay.
Liberty Radio said on its website that it had stopped broadcasting terrestrially since last December, but still maintains an online stream. -RW
Alex Jones has denied connection to pirate radio station that was shut down by the FCC.
He claims it is an attempt by mainstream media to continue to paint him in a negative light.