Radio Pirates Threatened With Jail Term
16th October 2003.
A pirate radio station in Dudley is being sued for up to £50,000.
The Commercial Radio Companies Association is also seeking an injunction against Scott Davis and Tony Deleon, which means they could face jail if they continue broadcasting.
Davis, aged 31 of Kingswinford and Deleon aged 24 of Acacia Close, Tividale, have been served with a High Court writ following their involvement with Groove FM.
Four other pirate broadcasters are also named on the writ.
Davis was convicted of running an illegal radio station by Dudley Magistrates in March this year, and also in June 2001. Deleon was convicted of the same offences in January this year and in June 2001.
The writ said: “The defendants are evidently not deterred from the operation of unlicensed radio broadcasting by the threat of criminal sanction.
“Unless restrained by order of this court, the defendants will continue to commit acts constituting a public nuisance by further operation of unlicensed radio broadcasting.”
Davis and Deleon were both given 240 hour community punishment orders when they appeared before the court this year.
Groove FM has operated from both the Clent Court tower block in Vicarage Prospect, and more recently from Porter Street, Dudley.