Feds shut down Pirate radio station for third time
In a case of Déjà Vu all over again, Industry Canada and the RCMP are reported to be trying to shut down a pirate radio station which has been operating in Ottawa since October.
The Ottawa Sun is reporting that just before noon today, federal officials were outside the Saade International Hotel where the station originates attempting to shut it down.
This is third time that Industry Canada has tried to shut down the station which is being run by fourteen year old Jayhaed Saade and his father Georges out of the fathers strip club/hotel. In the first two instances, the Saades shut down for a short period of time but then began broadcasting again.
The station, which bills itself as MIX FM, and operates from 91.7 FM has been operating non-stop since Christmas morning. When contacted by Digital Home last week about the illegal radio station, a clearly agitated Jayhaed would only say that he would continue to operate the station and complained about being hounded by “stupid Canadians”.
Jayhaed told Digital Home that he had spent $80,000 from an inheritance in order to purchase the equipment necessary to operate the station.
According to the Canadian Radiocommunication Act, the operator of an illegal radio station is liable to a fine of up to five thousand dollars or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or both.
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