Supporters of TOUCH
106.1 FM, the low-powered radio outfit that is
broadcasting from a Grove Hall studio in defiance
of a federal order, will take their campaign to the
Quincy offices of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) next week.
A 45-minute "peaceful rally" will be staged on
Monday morning, according to MC Spice, the
station's creative director and morning drive-time
host. Spice called it a "move to call attention to
the biased constriction of black news and black
radio ownership by the FCC."
In May, the agency fined co-founder Charles
Clemons $17,000 for broadcasting without a license.
Clemons has argued that the station, which launched
in 2006 after the demise of the black-formatted
WILD, is the only radio station serving the black
community in Boston. Supporters say that the FCC
ruling is unfair because the agency will not issue
licenses in urban areas to low-powered
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