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The Villages
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

FCC, deputies bust illegal radio station in Summerfield

An unlicensed radio station in Summerfield has been shut down by Federal Communications Commission agents, along with detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives arrested 41-year-old Luis Alfredo Galindo and 64-year-old Juan Ramon Nieves, charging them with operating an illegal radio station on the frequency 97.7. Nieves and Galindo are both from Ocala.

The radio station was located in a mobile home in the 1700 block of SE 150th Street in Summerfield. Standing near the mobile home was a nearly 100 foot radio tower nearby, investigators indicated.

An agent stated “that someone operating a radio station without a license could cause interference with other radio stations, but could also cause interference with any aircraft flying in the area.”

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