Monday, 7 December 2009

Pirates Ahoy

The FM dial in London is a mess of pirates blotting out many of the legitimate broadcasters.

I was talking to someone who once ran a pirate station he was moaning about the new wave of operators – He said: ‘They’re all a bunch of criminals with guns and drugs’ Whilst I thought there was a certain irony to this statement he is basically right.

Policing of the airwaves does not come under the jurisdiction of the police but rather the civil servants of Ofcom, this might have been fine in the days when a lone anorak with a battery transmitter was interfering with BBC Radio Kent, but now organised crime has got involved is it time to have a dedicated police task force that has the job of removing the drug runners and gangsters from our airwaves?

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