Tell the FCC to reject the Pirate "Border Blaster" in Washington State

  • by: Deak McLudite
  • recipient: The FCC, Washington State, Whatcom County

The FCC was once a public watchdog with a mandate to insure the public broadcasters operate in the public interest, but they have lost sight of their mandate and are now the lapdog of corporate media interests, ignoring public health, safety, and the environment.

The FCC has approved construction of a huge 50,000 watt “Pirate Border Blaster” radio transmitter on the Canadian border.  The target audience is the South-Asian ethnic community, in Canada, and there is no intention to comply with Canadian regulations.  This is deliberate interference in the affairs of another country, and the FCC should not have allowed it.

For people living near the transmitter, in Ferndale WA, it has been a disaster. The powerful radio signal interferes with telephones, TVs, computers and many other electronic devices of local residents. The transmitter will be placed a thousand feet from the Canadian border.

For the residents at the new location, Point Roberts, WA, the problems will be magnified since the FCC granted a request to increase the signal strength at night to the maximum. 

Tell the FCC to revoke the license of KRPI, a station that hurts Americans and targets ethnic groups in other countries.  Tell the FCC “No!” to “Border Blaster” pirate radio stations!

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