A pirate radio dwelling that serves as controversial host Alex Jones’ Austin flagship has been knocked off the city’s airwaves – at least fleet – and the Federal Communications Price has levied a $15,000 penalty that the dwelling’s operators are refusing to pay.A lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court docket in Austin accuses Liberty Radio of running at ninety.1 FM without federal consent since at least 2013. Non secular programming used to be airing on that frequency Wednesday, in dwelling of Liberty Radio.
A test of the Liberty Radio internet dwelling, txlr.procure, indicated the dwelling stopped being transmitted over the air in December, but has been streaming online and via a name-in “hear line.”
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Per court docket documents, FCC enforcement agents from Houston were known as to the Austin jam to investigate ninety.1 FM after the agency bought a criticism. Utilizing high-tech equipment, these agents were in a convey to worth the signal to the Orchard Plaza residences at 1127 and 1205 E. 52nd St. in East Austin.
The agents reported that Liberty Radio used to be being operated out of some form of repairs or utility room at the complex. Travis Central Appraisal District records trace that up unless slow final year, the complex – topic of various successfully-publicized city nuisance violations – had been owned by an entity linked to Walter Olenick and M. Rae Nadler-Olenick, who are listed because the two defendants in the federal lawsuit over Liberty Radio.
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