Pirate broadcaster's plea garners prison stay

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Former Orlando, Fla., pirate broadcaster Rayon Sherwin "Junior" Payne was
sentenced to nine months in prison Monday after pleading guilt to two counts of
operating an unlicensed FM-radio station.

After he completes confinement, Payne must also perform 50 hours of community
service and submit to one year of probation.

His conviction resulted from a February 1999 investigation after Orlando
residents complained of interference to licensed stations. Payne pulled his
"95Live" station -- at 95.9 FM -- off the air in the summer of
1999.

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