RE: Pirates & the FCC - We need to band together as a broadcast community

From: "Steve Maguire p.p. sbe15" <info@sbe15.com> (Steve.Maguire _at_ fcc.gov)
Subject: RE: Pirates & the FCC - We need to band together as a broadcast community
In-Reply-To: RE: Pirates & the FCC - We need to band together as a broadcast community
Date: December 14th 2015

Dear Rob Taylor (and all):

 

I am always ready and willing to discuss “results” in the NY Field Office.

 

Anyone can call me direct on my cell: 202-365-1539.

 

Thanks! Happy holidays to all!

 

Regards,

Steve

 

Stephen Maguire

District Director/New York Field Office

Enforcement Bureau

Federal Communications Commission

201 Varick Street/Suite 1151

New York, NY 10014

212-337-0622 (office)

202-365-1539 (cell)

 

From: Robert Taylor p.p. sbe15 [mailto:info@sbe15.com]
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 11:30 AM
To: sbe15 <members@sbe15.com>
Subject: RE: Pirates & the FCC - We need to band together as a broadcast community

 

Rob,

Thank you for sending this to the group.  I agree with your comments and sent an email with similar comments a few years ago.

Recently, I have too submitted complaints via David Donovan.  David is very helpful, and at the same time, we have not seen any results from the FCC.

We all need to stay on this issue.

I would like to communicate with you off line about this as well.

Rob Taylor


Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 07:15:15 -0700
From: info@sbe15.com
To: members@sbe15.com
Subject: Pirates & the FCC - We need to band together as a broadcast community

Hi All –

 

You may be aware of the pending “reorganization” of the FCC – the plan to shutter numerous FCC offices and assign each remaining office significantly more geographic area to oversee.

 

This comes at a time when there are more pirate radio stations on the air than ever before.

 

Sadly, very few of us are submitting complaints about pirate stations.  Encountering a pirate in NY is being shrugged off far too easily.

 

If any of us encounters a pirate, we need to submit a complaint online here: 

 

https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=38844

 

It’s very easy.  Takes about a minute to fill out the form.

 

If you encounter a pirate interfering with your reception of 92.3, 101.1, 101.9, or 102.7, please feel free to drop me a note directly with as much information as possible, and I’ll file the complaint.

 

I encourage other CE’s in this group to put forth their own information.

 

As frustrating as the pirate issue is, it’s about to get much worse if the issue continues to go as lightly documented as it has.

 

David Donovan at NYSBA has been engaged in a herculean effort in moving this issue forward in Washington, but we can’t leave it up to him alone.  It’s essential that we go on record every time that a pirate broadcaster is encountered.

 

Fixing this is up to us as a community of broadcasters.  Let’s make it happen!

 

**rob**

 

 

Rob Bertrand

Market Chief Engineer

CBS Radio New York

WFAN | WCBS | WINS

WFAN-FM | WCBS-FM

WBMP-FM | WWFS-FM

& CBS Sports Radio Network

345 Hudson Street

10th Floor

New York, NY  10014

Office ph 212.315.7130   fx 646.792.4136

24-Hour CBS Radio NY TOC  212.352.2404

rbertrand@cbs.com

 

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