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Politicians criticize radio station’s shutdown

Service to black community cited

Governor Deval Patrick and several other politicians of color reacted swiftly Friday to the closing of Touch 106.1 FM, a popular unlicensed radio station that bills itself as the fabric of the black community.

Patrick said he had received advance warning from the US attorney’s office about the federal raid on the station and had urged the office not to proceed. But US marshals and agents from the Federal Communications Commission went to the Grove Hall station Thursday and shut it down.

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