Saturday, July 23, 2011

MP takes up fight against pirate radio station

An MP has taken up the fight to stop a pirate radio station stealing the airwaves from a popular Greek radio station in Haringey (North London).

Listeners of London Greek Radio are frustrated by interruptions from pirate radio station illegally broadcasting on a nearby frequency.

After “endless” complaint letters Hornsey and Wood Green MP Lynne Featherstone met with regulator the Office for Communication (Ofcom) to discover what action is being taken to shut down the pirate broadcasters.

Chris Stylianou, manager of Cypriot Community Centre in Earlham Road, Wood Green, said: “A lot of people have been complaining about not being able to listen to the station. Anything that interferes with other stations should be shut down. It is not right, simple as that.”

Since January Ofcom has taken out 18 enforcement actions to stop broadcasting, which resulted in 22 days of downtime since March.

The MP was told by Ofcom that radio piracy hits Haringey particularly hard as close to a third of the capital’s pirate stations are located within the borough.

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(Source: London 24)

1 comment:

Andy Richards said...

The irony of this story is that London Greek Radio began as a Pirate........:-)