A federal judge says Radio Free Brattleboro can never again broadcast unless the station gets a license from the Federal Communications Commission.
The former 10-watt radio station is not planning to appeal, which ends its fight to operate without a federal license.
The FCC ordered Radio Free Brattleboro off the air nearly three years ago after complaints that its signal interfered with a Massachusetts station.
In June of last year the FCC seized the station’s equipment.
The station’s advocates argued that the FCC’s position helped corporations and hurt small local stations.
A new low-power station, Brattleboro Community Radio, has applied for a 100-watt license to begin broadcasting later this year.