Pirate Radio

The MBA is committed to the identification and elimination of illegal pirate radio stations throughout Massachusetts.  In order to fully understand the scope of the problem and to aid the Federal Communications Commission in tracking down and silencing pirate operators, we ask our membership to fill out the Pirate Radio Survey below.

Stations are encouraged to report pirate activity to the FCC through the Unlicensed Broadcast Station “Pirate” Reporting Form  as well as the Consumer Complaint Center.  The Pirate Reporting Form should be the priority.

Members are encouraged to send any tracking numbers for their complaint to jordan@massbroadcasters.org.

Pirate Radio Survey
If there is a suspected pirate broadcaster in your area, please fill out the form below. The more detailed the information, the easier it will be for the FCC to find and eliminate the pirate broadcast.
Ex: "Touch 106"
Frequency (or frequencies) of pirate broadcast.
Are you receiving interference from the pirate broadcast?
Did you observe the pirate emitting harmful spurious emissions in the 108-137 MHz band?”
Date pirate was heard
Time pirate was heard.
Street Address or Coordinates. Be as specific as possible.
Street Address or Coordinates. Be as specific as possible.
Provide Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media URLs.
Provide Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media URLs.
Any contact email for pirate
Pirate phone number
List any advertisers or sponsors you heard on the station.

*Broadcasters should not put themselves in harms way to identify a pirate broadcaster.  Please only provide information that can be gathered safely.