Kiss, Wild Raided

North-east stations Kiss FM and Wild Country were both raided by ComReg this afternoon. The regulators took thousands of euro worth of equipment, forcing both stations off the air. Both Kiss FM and Wild Country are operated by the same group.
Other unlicensed stations in the area switched off as a precaution against raids.
According to eye-witness accounts, ComReg also paid a visit to Clanrye FM’s site. The station’s elderly operator had taken his gear out of his hut – which is in the field next to Kiss FM’s site – during the Kiss raid and hid the transmitter in some gorse bushes. This was taken following a search by the ComReg officials. Although no search warrant was produced, they also took a Denon tuner from Clanrye’s hut.
Clanrye had only returned to air last Thursday following a theft two weeks ago in which they lost a brand new 300w rig.