DTI Film Unit “in the groove”!

7th February 2003.

An Oldbury man, who was filmed installing equipment in Clent Court, Dudley, for an unlicensed radio station calling itself Groove FM, appeared before Dudley Magistrates Court on Friday 31st January.

Neil Edwards (aged 27) of Oldbury entered a guilty plea to the charge brought against him under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949, relating to installing a transmitter for unlicensed radio broadcasts by a pirate radio station. He was given a conditional discharge for 18 months and ordered to pay £250 costs.

Officers from the Radio Communications Agency had traced unlicensed transmissions to Clent Court and filmed Edwards installing a transmitter.


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