Reaction from the New Jersey Broadcasters Association, after acting governor Codey affixed his signature to legislation criminalizing unlicensed broadcasting: “Thanks, Florida.”

However, instead of hitting up the cops first, the NJBA plans to deputize the audience directly, via “a series of Radio announcements alerting listeners to this new law, and what to do if a pirate station interferes with their favorite local station.” These I’ve gotta hear.

The American Radio Relay League is apparently planning to amend its petition to the FCC seeking the nullification of both state laws. That petition is currently in the circular file of the agency’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.