Following a late payment dispute, Radio Mega, a Haitian community radio station based in South Florida, has stopped its programming and closed down forever. In July, the owner of the 1020 AM frequency, argued that the leaser, Alex St-Surin, was behind payment and he forcibly closed down Radio Mega to sell it to the Colombian community. The station, the first to operate on the 1020 AM dial since Radio Carnivale went out of business, was the fifth Haitian-operated radio with a large audience in South Florida. Showbiz has learned that the owner sold the frequency without warning and that late payment was not the issue. St-Surin who has lost his older son to cancer could not be reached for comment.
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