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                         Before the
              Federal Communications Commission
                   Washington, D.C. 20554


In the Matter of                   )      File Number EB-02-OR-302
                                     )
Greenwood Acres Baptist Church     )     NAL/Acct. No.200332620004
Licensee of AM Broadcast Station   )
KASO located                       )              FRN 0007-7594-00
   in Minden, Louisiana            )
Shreveport, Louisiana

         NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE

                                 Released:  December 5, 2002

By the Enforcement Bureau, New Orleans Office:

                      I.  INTRODUCTION

     1.  In this Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture 
(``NAL''),   we   find   Greenwood  Acres   Baptist   Church 
(``Greenwood''),  licensee  of  AM broadcast  station  KASO, 
Minden, Louisiana, apparently liable for a forfeiture in the 
amount of  seventeen thousand dollars ($17,000)  for willful 
violation  of  Sections  73.49   and  73.3526(a)(2)  of  the 
Commission's  Rules  (``Rules'').1   Specifically,  we  find 
Greenwood  apparently  liable  for failing  to  maintain  an 
effective  locked fence  enclosing  its  antenna tower,  and 
failing  to maintain  all  required material  in its  public 
inspection file.

                       II.  BACKGROUND

     2.   On  September 12,  2002,  an  agent from  the  FCC 
Enforcement  Bureau's   New  Orleans  Office   inspected  AM 
broadcast station  KASO.  During  the inspection,  the agent 
observed   that,   although   KASO's   antenna   tower   has 
radiofrequency potential at the base,  the gate on the fence 
enclosing the tower was  not locked.  Furthermore, there was 
a hole  in a portion  of the  fence that rendered  the fence 
ineffective. Additionally,  the station's  public inspection 
file was missing most of the required material including the 
station's most recent application  to the Commission, a copy 
of the service contour map,  a copy of the current ownership 
report, requests  from candidates for political  office, and 
the Issues/Programs Lists.

                      III.  DISCUSSION

     3.  Section  73.49 of  the Rules requires  that antenna 
towers having radio frequency potential  at the base must be 
enclosed  within   an  effective   locked  fence   or  other 
enclosure.  On  September 12,  2002, the  gate on  the fence 
enclosing KASO's  tower was  unlocked and  a portion  of the 
fence contained a hole which rendered the fence ineffective. 

     4.  Section  73.3526(a)(2) of  the Rules  requires that 
every permittee or  licensee of an AM, FM, TV  or Class A TV 
station in the commercial  broadcast services shall maintain 
a public  inspection file containing the  material, relating 
to  that station,  described  in  paragraphs (e)(1)  through 
(e)(10) and  (e)(13); and additionally, every  commercial AM 
or FM  station shall maintain  for public inspection  a file 
containing the material, relating to that station, described 
in paragraphs  (e)(12) and (e)(14).  On  September 12, 2002, 
KASO's  public  inspection  file  was missing  most  of  the 
required  material  including   the  station's  most  recent 
application to the Commission, a copy of the service contour 
map, a copy  of the current ownership  report, requests from 
candidates  for political  office,  and the  Issues/Programs 
Lists.

     5.  Based on the evidence  before us, we find Greenwood 
willfully2 violated Sections 73.49  and 73.3526(a)(2) of the 
Rules  by  failing to  maintain  an  effective locked  fence 
enclosing  its antenna  tower, and  failing to  maintain all 
required material in its public inspection file.

     6.  Pursuant  to Section 1.80(b)(4) of  the Rules,3 the 
base forfeiture  amount for  violations concerning  AM tower 
fencing  is  $7,000,  and  the base  forfeiture  amount  for 
violations  of  the  public   file  rules  is  $10,000.   In 
assessing the monetary forfeiture  amount, we must also take 
into  account the  statutory  factors set  forth in  Section 
503(b)(2)(D) of  the Communications Act of  1934, as amended 
(``Act''), which include  the nature, circumstances, extent, 
and  gravity  of the  violation,  and  with respect  to  the 
violator, the  degree of  culpability, any history  of prior 
offenses, ability to pay, and  other such matters as justice 
may require.4   Considering the  entire record  and applying 
the  factors  listed above,  this  case  warrants a  $17,000 
forfeiture.

                    IV.  ORDERING CLAUSES

     7.   Accordingly,  IT  IS  ORDERED  THAT,  pursuant  to 
Section 503(b)  of the Act,5  and Sections 0.111,  0.311 and 
1.80 of the Rules,6 Greenwood Acres Baptist Church is hereby 
NOTIFIED of this APPARENT LIABILITY  FOR A FORFEITURE in the 
amount of  seventeen thousand dollars ($17,000)  for willful 
violation of  Sections 73.49 and 73.3526(a)(2)  of the Rules 
for failure to maintain  an effective locked fence enclosing 
its  antenna tower,  and  failure to  maintain all  required 
material in its public inspection file.

     8.   IT IS  FURTHER ORDERED  THAT, pursuant  to Section 
1.80 of the Rules, within thirty days of the release date of 
this NAL, Greenwood Acres Baptist  Church SHALL PAY the full 
amount of  the proposed forfeiture  or SHALL FILE  a written 
statement seeking reduction or  cancellation of the proposed 
forfeiture.

     9.  Payment of the forfeiture  may be made by mailing a 
check or  similar instrument,  payable to  the order  of the 
Federal   Communications  Commission,   to  the   Forfeiture 
Collection Section,  Finance Branch,  Federal Communications 
Commission,  P.O. Box  73482, Chicago,  Illinois 60673-7482.  
The payment should note the NAL/Acct. No. and FRN referenced 
above.  Requests for payment of  the full amount of this NAL 
under an installment plan should  be sent to: Chief, Revenue 
and  Receivables Operations  Group, 445  12th Street,  S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20554.7

     10. The  response, if  any, must  be mailed  to Federal 
Communications Commission, Office of the Secretary, 445 12th 
Street SW,  Washington DC  20554, Attn:  Enforcement Bureau-
Technical  & Public  Safety  Division and  MUST INCLUDE  THE 
NAL/Acct. No. referenced above.  

     11.  The  Commission  will  not  consider  reducing  or 
canceling a forfeiture  in response to a  claim of inability 
to  pay  unless  the  petitioner submits:  (1)  federal  tax 
returns for the most recent three-year period; (2) financial 
statements   prepared   according  to   generally   accepted 
accounting practices (``GAAP''); or  (3) some other reliable 
and  objective documentation  that  accurately reflects  the 
petitioner's  current   financial  status.   Any   claim  of 
inability to  pay must  specifically identify the  basis for 
the  claim  by  reference  to  the  financial  documentation 
submitted.  

     12. Under  the Small  Business Paperwork Relief  Act of 
2002, Pub L. No. 107-198, 116 Stat. 729 (June 28, 2002), the 
FCC is engaged in a  two-year tracking process regarding the 
size of entities involved in forfeitures.  If you qualify as 
a small  entity and  if you  wish to be  treated as  a small 
entity for tracking purposes, please so certify to us within 
thirty (30) days of this NAL, either in your response to the 
NAL or  in a separate filing  to be sent to  the Technical & 
Public Safety Division.   Your certification should indicate 
whether   you,  including   your  parent   entity  and   its 
subsidiaries, meet one  of the definitions set  forth in the 
list provided by the FCC's Office of Communications Business 
Opportunities  (OCBO)  set forth  in  Attachment  A of  this 
Notice of Apparent Liability.  This information will be used 
for  tracking purposes  only.  Your  response or  failure to 
respond to this question will  have no effect on your rights 
and  responsibilities  pursuant  to Section  503(b)  of  the 
Communications Act.  If you  have questions regarding any of 
the information  contained in  Attachment A,  please contact 
OCBO at (202) 418-0990.
 
     13. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT a copy of this NAL shall 
be sent  by regular mail  and Certified Mail  Return Receipt 
Requested to Greenwood Acres  Baptist Church, 7480 Greenwood 
Road, Shreveport, Louisiana  71119.   

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION





                         James C. Hawkins
                         District   Director,  New   Orleans 
Office
                         Enforcement Bureau

Attachment
_________________________

1 47 C.F.R.  73.49 and 73.3526(a)(2).

2 Section 312(f)(1) of the Act, 47 U.S.C.  312(f)(1), which 
applies to violations for which forfeitures are assessed 
under Section 503(b) of the Act, provides that ``[t]he term 
`willful', when used with reference to the commission or 
omission of any act, means the conscious and deliberate 
commission or omission of such act, irrespective of any 
intent to violate any provision of this Act . . . .''  See 
Southern California Broadcasting Co., 6 FCC Rcd 4387-88 
(1991).

3 47 C.F.R.  1.80(b)(4).

4 47 U.S.C.  503(b)(2)(D).

5 47 U.S.C.  503(b).

6 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80.

7 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.