2 more free radio stations shut down in Tampa

From: "Kelly Kombat" < :
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 14:27:50 PDT

Yesterday, April 13th, 1998 Two more unlicensed micro radio stations were shut down in Tampa by Federal Marshalls accompanied by FCC and local police. Reverand Alberto Acosta who broadcasted Radio Amore (90.1 FM) from a Baptist Church on Nebraska & Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was served the warrant along with Ester Nievas and Carlos Camacho who broadcasted La Primerisima salsa and merengue (89.3 FM) from the Ybor City area. Federal Agents seized transmitters and equipment but not music as was the case in the November raids on the Tampa 3, 87X 102.1, and Lutz Radio 96.7 FM. [I guess now we're the Tampa 5] These seizures occured around 5:30 in the afternoon, Monday. *A press conference and protest is planned at the New Sam Gibbons Federal Courthouse in Downtown Tampa at noon on Friday, April 17th.

*Two stations, 87X & 102.1 fm have returned to the air in defiance of the federal crack down since the raids. Both stations will be on the air April 15th in solidarity with a Nationwide Broadcast of civil disobediance that is also in conjunction with the filing of FREE SPEECH VS. THE FCC in Federal Court.

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