State House News Service

Gov. Patrick Disappointed By Radio Station Raid

BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick said he was “incredibly disappointed” by the raid conducted by U.S. marshals to shut down the unlicensed, underground Dorchester radio station Touch 106.1 FM, an outlet for black community voices in Boston. 

Patrick said his office tried to dissuade the U.S. attorney’s office from taking the action it did to close the station.

“You’d like to think of them bringing more of a problem-solving approach. Touch is a pretty important voice in the community. I’ve been on it many times and I have tremendous respect for the team over there,” Patrick said.

Patrick said “our” attorneys have been in touch with lawyers at the station and his team in Washington, D.C., has reached out to the Federal Communications Commission to try to get the station back on the air

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