The On-Air Pirates

“The rapidly proliferating scofflaws — and there are now hundreds of them broadcasting at any given moment in this country — are usually only audible within a few miles of their “home-brewed” transmitters. They find unused sections of the FM dial, fire up their mini-transmitters, raise their antennas and set up their station. Some opt to broadcast on the internet as well, opening up their audience to the entire globe. Costs typically range from about $250 to $1,500.”

Source: Wired (AP) - 09/25/06