The Dutch Radiocommunications Agency wants find out why pirate radio stations keep coming back on the air after they have been raided. Some stations have been raided many times, but still don’t give up. So the Agency has decided to conduct a study into the aims and motives of the radio pirates. The ones in the provinces of Groningen, Drenthe and Overijssel are especially tough to stop. Last week in Groningen, a station was put off the air for the fifteenth time.
The Agency is sending out a questionnaire to the radio pirates, the results of which will be made known in the autumn. The Agency insists that the aim of the enquiry is to provide information that may help it to deal with the problem more effectively. Of course, whether the pirates will co-operate by giving truthful answers remains to be seen.