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


In the Matter of                   )      File Number EB-02-TP-550
                                                             )
Rama Communications, Inc.          )     NAL/Acct. No.200432700011
Licensee of WLAA(AM) in Winter     )
Garden, Florida                    )                FRN 0005008016
Orlando, Florida                   )


         NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE

                                     Released: March 5, 2004

By the Enforcement Bureau, Tampa Office:

                         I.  INTRODUCTION

     1.   In   this  Notice   of   Apparent  Liability   for 
Forfeiture  (``NAL''),  we  find Rama  Communications,  Inc. 
(``Rama''), licensee  of radio station WLAA,  Winter Garden, 
Florida, apparently liable for a forfeiture in the amount of 
eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) for willful and repeated 
violation  of Sections  11.35(a)  and  73.3526(c)(1) of  the 
Commission's Rules (``Rules'').1  Specifically, we find Rama 
Communications, Inc.  apparently liable for failure  to have 
the Emergency Alert  System (``EAS'') transmitting functions 
available  during times  the  station is  in operation,  and 
failure to  make available upon request  the complete public 
inspection file during regular business hours.

                         II.  BACKGROUND

     2.   On  June 3,  2003,  the  FCC Enforcement  Bureau's 
Tampa  Office   (``Tampa  Office'')  received   a  complaint 
alleging that WLAA failed to reduce transmitter power at the 
required times as specified in the station authorization.
  
     3.   On June 13, 2003, the agents from the Tampa Office 
inspected radio station WLAA  during regular business hours.  
The agents  met with the  station's general manager  and the 
chief   operator  who   assisted  the   agents  during   the 
inspection.  During the  inspection, station personnel twice 
attempted to run an EAS  test using the shared EAS equipment 
with  co-located and  co-owned  station  WOKB.  During  both 
attempts,  the  tests  were  successfully  transmitted  over 
station WOKB  but failed to  be transmitted over  WLAA.  The 
station logs showed  no entries of EAS  tests since December 
30, 2002, and no entries  showing the EAS equipment had been 
removed from  service for repairs.  Station  personnel could 
not  produce the  following items  for public  inspection: a 
copy  of  the  current  FCC license;  contour  maps  showing 
current station coverage; most recent ownership report (last 
one  available was  submitted  on January  3, 2001);  annual 
employment  reports;  issues/program  lists; and  the  local 
public notice announcement.

     4.   On  July  25,   2003,  a  follow-up  investigation 
further  revealed  that  the  entire  public  file  was  not 
available at the main studio.   A sign posted outside WLAA's 
main  studio  read:  ``Effective June  20,  2003,  WOKB/WLAA 
public  files  are  located  at 3765  N.  John  Young  Pkwy, 
Orlando, FL  for public view, Monday-Friday  between 10 AM-5 
PM.''

                      III.  DISCUSSION

     5.   Section  11.35(a)   of  the  Rules   requires  the 
licensee of a broadcast station to ensure that EAS Encoders, 
EAS Decoders  and Attention Signal generating  and receiving 
equipment used as part of the  EAS are installed so that the 
monitoring and  transmitting functions are  available during 
the times the stations and are in operation.  At the time of 
inspection on June 13, 2003, the station's EAS equipment was 
not capable of generating  the attention signal over station 
WLAA.   According to  the  station's logs,  the station  had 
conducted no  EAS tests since  December 30, 2002.   The logs 
contained  no entries  showing  the EAS  equipment had  been 
removed for repair.

     6.   Section 73.3526(a)(2) of  the Rules2 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 paragraph  (e)(13)  of  this section.   Section 
73.3526(b) of the Rules3 requires the public inspection file 
be  maintained  at  the   station's  main  studio.   Section 
73.3526(c)(1) of  the Rules  requires the file  be available 
for public  inspection at  any time during  regular business 
hours.  At  the time  of inspection during  regular business 
hours on July 13, 2003, the following items were unavailable 
for inspection: a  copy of the current  FCC license, contour 
maps  showing current  station  coverage, ownership  report, 
annual employment report, issues/program lists and the local 
public notice  announcement.  During the inspection  on July 
25,  2003,  the  entire   public  inspection  file  was  not 
available at the main studio location.

     7.   Based  on the  evidence  before us,  we find  Rama 
willfully  and  repeatedly  violated Sections  11.35(a)  and 
73.3526(c)(1)  of the  Rules  for failure  to  have the  EAS 
transmitting functions available during times the station is 
in operation, and failure to make available upon request the 
entire public inspection file during regular business hours.

     8.   Pursuant to Section 1.80(b)(4)  of the Rules,4 the 
base forfeiture amount for  failure to  maintain operational 
EAS  equipment  is  $8,000,  and  for  failure  to  maintain 
required records  in the public inspection  file 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.5   Considering the  entire record  and applying 
the  factors listed  above,  this case  warrants an  $18,000 
forfeiture.

                      IV.  ORDERING CLAUSES

     9.   Accordingly,  IT  IS  ORDERED  THAT,  pursuant  to 
Section 503(b)  of the Act,6  and Sections 0.111,  0.311 and 
1.80  of the  Rules,7  Rama Communications,  Inc. is  hereby 
NOTIFIED of this APPARENT LIABILITY  FOR A FORFEITURE in the 
amount of eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) for failure to 
have the  EAS transmitting functions available  during times 
the station is  in operation, and failure  to make available 
for inspection the complete public inspection file.

     10.  IT IS  FURTHER ORDERED  THAT, pursuant  to Section 
1.80 of the Rules, within thirty days of the release date of 
this  NAL,  Rama Communications,  Inc.  SHALL  PAY the  full 
amount of  the proposed forfeiture  or SHALL FILE  a written 
statement seeking reduction or  cancellation of the proposed 
forfeiture.

     11.  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. 20554.8

     12.  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-
Spectrum Enforcement Division and MUST INCLUDE THE NAL/Acct. 
No. referenced above.  

     13.  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.

     14.  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  Spectrum 
Enforcement  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.

     15.   IT  IS FURTHER  ORDERED THAT a  copy of  this NAL 
shall  be sent  by regular  mail and  Certified Mail  Return 
Receipt  Requested  to  Rama Communications,  Inc.,  PO  Box 
680889, Orlando, FL 32868.   


                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION



                         Ralph M. Barlow
                         Tampa Office, Enforcement Bureau


Attachment
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1 47 C.F.R.  11.35(a) and 73.3526(c)(1).

2 47 C.F.R.  73.3526(a)(2).

3 47 C.F.R.  73.3526(b).

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

5 47 U.S.C.  503(b)(2)(D).

6 47 U.S.C.  503(b).

7 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80.

8 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.