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


In the Matter of                )
                                )
First Natchez Corporation       )            File  No.  EB-03-OR-
249
Licensee of Radio Station WQNZ  )
Natchez, Mississippi            )            NOV              No.  
V20043262002
                                
                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                             Released:  January 
14, 2004

By the District Director, New Orleans Office, Enforcement Bureau:

  1.      This  is  a  Notice  of  Violation  ("Notice")   issued 
     pursuant to  Section 1.89  of  the Commission's  Rules,1  to 
     First Natchez  Corporation,  licensee of  FM  radio  station 
     WQNZ.

  2.      On November 12,  2003, agents of  the Commission's  New 
     Orleans Office  inspected  radio  station  WQNZ  located  at 
     Natchez, Mississippi, and observed the following violations:

  2.a.      47  C.F.R.    73.1350(a):  ``Each  licensee  is 
            responsible  for maintaining  and operating  its 
            broadcast  station in  a manner  which  complies 
            with the technical rules set forth elsewhere  in 
            this part  and in accordance  with the terms  of 
            the   station  authorization.''    The   station 
            authorization for  WQNZ states that the  station 
            should  produce  35,000  watts  into  a  six-bay 
            antenna system in order to produce its  required 
            effective  radiated  power.   At  the  time   of 
            inspection,  the station  was operating  with  a 
            five-bay antenna system.

  2.b.      47 C.F.R.   73.1400: ``The  licensee of an  AM, 
            FM, TV,  or class  A TV  station is  responsible 
            for  assuring  that at  all  times  the  station 
            operates   within   tolerances   specified    by 
            applicable  technical rule  parts  contained  in 
            this part  and in accordance  with the terms  of 
            the  station   authorization.   Any  method   of 
            complying   with   applicable   tolerances    is 
            permissible.''   Station   personnel  for   WQNZ 
            stated that  the station uses  a remote  control 
            system, commonly  known as a ``dial-up"  system, 
            consisting of  an automatic telephone  answering 
            device  at the  transmitter which  controls  the 
            transmitter by  responding to commands given  by 
            telephone touch-tone keys.  At the start of  the 
            inspection,  this  system  was  not  functioning 
            because the  unit at the  transmitter would  not 
            answer the incoming telephone call. 

  2.c.      47 C.F.R.   73.1560(b): ``FM Stations.   Except 
            as provided  in paragraph (d)  of this  section, 
            the transmitter output  power of an FM  station, 
            with   output  power   as  determined   by   the 
            procedures  specified  in    73.267,  which  is 
            authorized for output  power more than 10  watts 
            must  be maintained  as near  as practicable  to 
            the authorized  transmitter output  and may  not 
            be  less than  90% nor  more  than 105%  of  the 
            authorized power.''  At the time of  inspection, 
            the  station was  operating with  a  transmitter 
            output  power of  about 19,000  watts, or  about 
            55%  of the  authorized output  power of  35,000 
            watts.   Station   personnel  stated  that   the 
            station  had  been  operating  at  this  reduced 
            power since June, 2003, and that there had  been 
            no notification to the FCC of this condition.

  3.      Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
     1934, as  amended,2 and  Section  1.89 of  the  Commission's 
     Rules, First  Natchez  Corporation, must  submit  a  written 
     statement concerning this matter  within 20 days of  release 
     of this  Notice.   The  response  must  fully  explain  each 
     violation,  must  contain  a   statement  of  the   specific 
     action(s) taken  to  correct  each  violation  and  preclude 
     recurrence, and should include a time line for completion of 
     pending corrective action(s).  The response must be complete 
     in itself  and  signed by  a  principal or  officer  of  the 
     licensee with personal knowledge of the matter.  All replies 
     and documentation sent in response to this Notice should  be 
     marked with the File  No. and NOV  No. specified above,  and 
     mailed to the following address:

                 Federal Communications Commission
                 New Orleans Office
                      Room 460
                                      2424 Edenborn Avenue
                                      Metairie, Louisiana  70001

  4.      This Notice shall be sent to First Natchez Corporation, 
     P. O. Box 768, Natchez, Mississippi, 39121.

  5.      The Privacy Act  of 19743 requires  that we advise  you 
     that  the  Commission   will  use   all  relevant   material 
     information before it,  including any information  disclosed 
     in your reply, to determine what, if any, enforcement action 
     is required to ensure compliance.  Any false statement  made 
     knowingly  and  willfully  in   reply  to  this  Notice   is 
     punishable by fine  or imprisonment  under Title  18 of  the 
     U.S. Code.4


                                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS 
COMMISSION



                                     James C. Hawkins
                                District Director
                                New Orleans Office

_________________________

1 47 C.F.R.  1.89.

2 47 U.S.C.  308(b).
3 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3).
4 18 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.