Rayon Payne

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Rayon Payne
Born November 7, 1974
Guyana, South America
Other names N$X, Junior Payne, Teflon Payne,
Known for Own the world's largest pirate radio station in U.S. history
Home town Brooklyn, NY
Website www.rayonpayne.com

Rayon Payne is known by many names. He was born on (November 7, 1974) in Guyana, South America, and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. Payne is most known for being the only man in U.S. history who was sent to prisons for masterminding the largest unlicensed radio network most commonly known as "pirate radio".[citation needed] The pirate radio station was known as 95live (95.9FM) in Orlando, Fl. Payne hosted a talk show called (Afternoon Crash) weekdays with Co- Host Maestro & Chaos, and longtime producer Micheal "Cheda" Rich. Due to the success of the radio show, 95live, and being an out spoken critic of local government, Payne became a target of Central Florida law enforcement agencies. In July 2000 he graced the cover of Orlando Weekly.[1]

Music & Radio History[edit]

In 2004 N$X along with his two Co Hosts Maestro & Chaos release the best of the "Afternoon Crash" title Unfinished Bizness. < Click here to Listen >

Co Host History[edit]

Maestro & Chaos.. etc[edit]

Criminal Activity & History[edit]

  • 2000 Payne was placed on 10 years probation stemming from a plea to two felonies,
  • 2000 Payne along with an associate was arrested when a radio bit went bad. Payne was charged with battery, robbery and three counts of false imprisonment. On Aug. 22, Payne accepted a plea bargain on a charge of first-degree misdemeanor battery. Judge Bob Wattles sentenced Payne to 30 hours community service, $450 in fines, and ordered that 95Live not play its tape of the Feb. 6 incident. Also Payne is getting more freedom than he bargained for. As part of the plea agreement, Circuit Court Judge Bob Wattles ordered Orlando Police Dept. to return 95Live's radio equipment.
  • 2001 Payne was arrested for sexual battery,
  • 2002 Payne had a jury trial he was later found guilty and sentence to 10 years in prison, as well 10 years for violations of probations in the organized fraud case.
  • 2003 Payne was removed from state prison by the Feds and indicted for his role in operating an unlicensed radio station. He pleaded to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to 9 months in Federal prison to be served concurrent to his Florida state sentence. He appealed both of his state convictions which was affirmed on March 27, 2003.
  • Also in 2003 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) filed papers to have Payne removed from the United States to his country of birth, Guyana. Payne was ordered deported based on his (2) state convictions in Florida.
  • In August 2003 after Payne's conviction was affirmed by the Fifth District Court of Appeals, Payne filed Florida Rule of. Criminal Procedure 3.850 motion Post Conviction motions with the 9th Circuit Court for Orange County, Fl.
  • On October 29, 2006, Payne was arrested by the Winter Park Police Dept. for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. The case was later dismissed the Court found the arrest to be baseless, and Payne was not a convicted felon.

Overturn Convictions[edit]

  • On the 29th day of April 2004, Circuit Court Judge Julie H. O' Kane overturned Payne's sexual battery conviction, and the State Attorney subsequently Nolle Prosequi the case dismissing the charge. < 3.850 Motion > < Granted >
  • On the 3rd day of February 2005, Circuit Judge John Marshall Kest overturned Payne's organized fraud convictions, and Payne later plead No Contest to (2) misdemeanors. This case was appealed because the original judge denied Payne's post conviction motion for relief until the Fifth District Court of Appeal ordered that Payne be granted a hearing. < 3.850 Motion > < Granted > < Appeal Ruling >
  • On May 5, 2005, the United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration on their own motion overturned Payne's order of deportation and sent his case back to immigration court to vacate the order because Payne's prior Florida convictions were overturned and are no longer valid. < Appeal Ruling >

Companies Founded[edit]

In 1996 Payne started 95live from his two bedroom apartment...

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