PIRATE RADIO DJ TURNS HIMSELF IN
- BSO Case Number: BS12-6-1857
- PIO Number: 12-8-11
- Date: Aug. 8, 2012
- Time: 2 p.m.
- Place of Occurrence: 3011 NW 23 Way, Unit B, Oakland Park
- Jurisdiction: Oakland Park
- State of Florida
- Romayne Davis, 32, male, 6/23/80, 3550 NW 34 Terrace, Lauderdale Lakes
Description of Incident:
The man, who disrupted the soothing sounds of classical radio station 89.7 FM with the unexpected beats of rap music, turned himself in at Broward Sheriff’s Main Jail on Aug. 8.
Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives launched an investigation after receiving a complaint from a listener of WKCP Classical South Florida. Instead of hearing the usual symphonies and sonatas, the station’s airwaves were blaring with the sounds of rap music and “vulgar speech and lyrics.” Investigators obtained an address to a warehouse where the illegal operation was being housed and served a search warrant in mid-July. Though the suspect, Romayne Davis, 32, was not on the premises at the time, detectives recovered a computer, transmitter and other radio broadcasting equipment. He had been renting the warehouse and broadcasting his signal from 89.5 FM since March 2012.
This past Wednesday, Davis, the DJ of Joker Boy Entertainment, turned himself in to face one count of unauthorized transmission/interference with a public radio station. He has since been released on bond.
***MEDIA NOTE: A mug shot of the suspect and pictures of the illegal set-up are available for download from our website www.sheriff.org.
- INVESTIGATORS: Det. Erdelyi, CID Violent Crimes; Oakland Park
- THIS REPORT BY: Keyla Concepción/PIO 8/9/12 1450