A poor electronics repairman in India built himself a popular FM station for less than a dollar, turned it into a great resource for his rural community, only to find the station shut down by the government for lacking the necessary license fee. Raghav Mahato built his station for less than 50 rupees (one dollar), out of spare parts found in his electronics shop.
"I broadcast melodious Hindi songs, news, information about crimes in the region, programmes to create awareness on AIDS, on polio eradication and on literacy and agriculture," said Mahto in an interview with newkerala.com.
But Raghav's station, Raghav FM Mansoorpur 1, ran afoul of India's Telegraph Act, and has been shut down.
Listener Jason notified me about Raghav's plight, and since Jason speaks Hindi, we might have a shot at getting the address of Raghav's electronics shop where the station was housed. More info forthcoming, hopefully. Articles from the BBC here and here.