U.S. Marshals Shut Down Unlicensed 'Touch 106.1 FM Boston'
The station continues to broadcast on the internet at TouchFM.org and is available on iOS and Android mobile devices. U.S. Marshals yesterday seized any equipment that would enable Touch 106.1 to broadcast over the airwaves. Clemons has been fined $17,000 by the FCC for operating without a license in the past. The station although not profitable has established itself as a viable option for the African American community in Boston mainly in the communities of Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury. The last Black radio station in Boston was heritage station 1090 WILD, which operated for over 40 years as a AM radio station that signed off at sunset due to FCC regulations. Radio One which currently owns WILD chose to lease it to Chinese Radio International and dropped the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Rev. Al Sharpton talk show, local information and music programming in 2011.
#Breaking #CommunityNews #Alert US Marshals are reportedly in the process of raiding TOUCH 106.1 FM radio station... http://t.co/IWJ3DU6U9G
— TOUCH 106.1 FM (@TOUCHFM) April 17, 2014
#TOUCHFM Volunteers, DJ's and Personalities @funkyfresh1 @DjTLawson @lawson_erick @dj4hunna @charles4boston pic.twitter.com/jCPBgsrQ
— TOUCH 106.1 FM (@TOUCHFM) January 20, 2013