Noises Over Norwell: Images

Noises Over Norwell was a temporary pirate radio station set up inside a vacant, foreclosed house in Dorchester that members of the community took over and occupied for four days in June, 2014, in order to pressure Fannie Mae, who owned the property, to transform the building into affordable housing.

The broadcast, which ran around the clock using an antenna mounted on the roof, took over 106.1 FM for the duration of the occupation -- a spot on the dial left vacant after TOUCH 106.1, "the fabric of the Black community," was raided and shut down by the FCC in April. Charles Clemons, co-founder of TOUCH, came on the air on Saturday, June 7, to show support for the effort to reclaim vacant homes for community control and reclaim an empty spot on the dial.