October 08, 2001
Radio Free Lenawee Shut Down
source: Toledo Blade
Controversial Rev. Rick Strawcutter, nationally known for battling the federal government over the pirate radio station he runs from his church in Adrian, MI (between Toledo and Detroit) was pulled off the air yesterday (10/7) by Judge Gerald Rosen of the US District Court in Detroit. "Radio Free Lenawee" (Lenawee county) was broadcast on 99.3 mHz from a small room inside the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Marshals seized radio equipment including amplifiers and part of a satellite receiver. The judge would not allow marshals the church's 100-foot tower and antenna, but warned that it would be taken down if transmissions were attempted before the case is settled. Marshals served Strawcutter papers on 10/4 that ordered the station to stop operations. Strawcutter has operated the station without a license since '96.
posted on October 08, 2001 03:39 PM