In a shocking turn of facts involving the FCC's action against John Poet's "Crystal Ship", WBNY has allegedly provided "evidence" that an individual named Artie Bigley was the "Confidential Informant" to the FCC. Poet states that Bigley was already a natural fall guy for this whole scheme due to a history of filling out one FOIA request with the FCC to learn of the WEAK Radio operator's name. This effort is said to have been a failed endeavor because of allegations that the FCC did not have that information available. What is absolutely known is that Free Radio Cafe was not registered anywhere near April 9th as proven by a domain search. We know now that the FCC did not use any direction finding equipment to find John Poet and issue him a notice of unlicensed operation. The FCC got a direct address either from Artie himself or someone else who had a direct address for Poet. Bunny would have been the only person with this information.
The FCC does not have any field agents or other personnel with the e-mail address that Artie supposedly used to communicate with the FCC. A search for "Tesla Motorhome" shows only results for a "Tesla Forum" and other links for motor home related items, but no company with that name.
One good theory that is quite possible is that the FCC used Poet's internet service provider to get his address since Poet used an e-mail address for his QSL cards and other communication with Crystal Ship fans. Poet also used the FRN and Free Radio Cafe and they could have traced him that way.
Here are the respective e-mails to and from the FCC allegedly involving Artie, courtesy of WBNY:
verify the autheticity of these e-mails HERE
are these e-mails REALLY authentic though? the answer is sadly that they ARE NOT and here is further proof:
Here is the LINK TO A WHOIS SEARCH for anyone wanting to verify the authenticity of the captured image above. WHO would fake e-mails to and from the FCC using the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN)? Check here for secondary and more detailed verification of the above.
A statement and detailed investigative findings done by the Crystal Ship themselves (maybe John Poet himself)
Commander Bunny has been exposed by Radio Paranoia by way of a show of evidence
Artie Bigley has a Facebook account at which he has not been active or said a peep. .
There is a MYLife account with the name Artie Bigley on it who claims to be from Columbus, Ohio. See, if THIS IS the right Artie and not someone else with the same name, then Artie still could not have sent that e-mail because FCC personnel have official FCC.gov e-mail addresses.
Examining the alleged return e-mail to Artie, there are two e-mail addresses used. Shortwave America was able to identify James Bridgewater as an FCC Agent and also as the FCC Michigan Office Emergency Contact. Neither of these e-mail addresses could be verified, another sign of a very badly faked e-mail. The only TRUE thing about this whole game is that James Bridgewater is employed by the FCC.
Maybe WBNY should have thought about his actions, but now he joins Kracker in the snitch ranks, never to be trusted again! Pirate operators, DXer's and everyone else take note that Bunny's game is to use his E-Bay sales list as his personal "hit list" in such fashion that he gives his information to the FCC when he wants to win a war he couldn't win otherwise! BAD BUNNY!!! Bad bunnies don't get no carrots, they don't get no trust, and definitely don't get no attention!!!
Shortwave America is proud to help give the Jack Ass Award to WBNY!
Co - signed by Shortwave America!