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Alex Jones-Linked Pirate Radio Station Kicked Off Air

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"Infowars" host Alex Jones (Tamir Kalifa/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File) 

By    |   Wednesday, 15 August 2018 09:30 PM

An Austin, Texas, pirate radio station that serves as the flagship for Alex Jones has been knocked off the airwaves, faces a $15,000 Federal Communications Commission fine and is now the target of a federal lawsuit, the American-Stateman reported.

The Department of Justice filed suit against Walter and Rae Olenick, accusing them of operating an unlicensed radio station out of their Austin apartment complex since at least 2013.

The FCC sent the couple multiple letters, warning of the dire consequences of broadcasting without a license, including fines, seizure of equipment and criminal sanctions, calling upon the operators to “cease immediately.”

The Olenicks responded that the agency lacked jurisdiction and to “kindly never bother us with your harassment … again,” the news outlet reported. In 2014, the FCC slapped a $15,000 fine on the couple, which they refused to pay, the news outlet reported.

The United States Attorney filed suit last Friday in U.S. District Court in Austin, seeking to force the couple to pay the penalty. A trial date hasn’t been set.

The station’s website indicated the station stopped being transmitted over the air in December, but has been streaming online and via a call-in “listen line.”

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An Austin, Texas, pirate radio station that serves as the flagship for Alex Jones has been knocked off the airwaves, faces a $15,000 Federal Communications Commission fine and is now the target of a federal lawsuit, the American-Stateman reported.
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