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



In the Matter of                )
                                )
Friends Communications of MI, Inc.      )          File  No.  EB-
                                               04-DT-057
Licensee of Radio Station WABJ  )
Facility ID #22648              )                    NOV      No. 
V20043236015
Adrian, Michigan                )


                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION


                                                                                                            
                                               Released: March 3, 
                                                             2004

By the District Director, Detroit Office, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   This  is  a  Notice  of  Violation  ("Notice")   issued 
pursuant to Section 1.89 of  the Commission's Rules,1 to  Friends 
Communications of MI, Inc., licensee of radio station WABJ. 

     2.   On February  5,  2004,  an agent  of  the  Commission's 
Detroit Office inspected radio station WABJ, licensed to  Adrian, 
Michigan, and observed the following violations:

          a.   47   C.F.R.        11.35(a):     ``Equipment 
     operational    readiness...Broadcast     stations...are 
     responsible  for  ensuring   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  systems  are  in 
     operation.    Additionally,  broadcast  stations...must 
     determine the  cause  of  any failure  to  receive  the 
     required  tests   or   activations  specified   in    
     11.61(a)(1) and (2).  Appropriate entries must be  made 
     in the broadcast station log as specified in   73.1820 
     and  73.1840 of this chapter,...indicating reasons why 
     any tests were not  received.''  There were no  entries 
     made in  the station  logs  indicating why  EAS  weekly 
     receive  tests  were  missing   for  the  time   period 
     September 7, 2003 to January 31, 2004.

          b.   47 C.F.R.   11.61(a)(2)(i)(A):   ``Tests  of 
     EAS procedures...Required Weekly Tests:...AM, FM and TV 
     stations must conduct tests...at  least once each  week 
     and at random  days and times...''   During the  period 
     September 7,  2003  to  January 31,  2004,  there  were 
     missing EAS send tests.

          c.   47 C.F.R.    73.1820(a)(1)(iii):   ``Station 
     Log.  Entries  must be  made  in the  station  log...An 
     entry of  each test  and  activation of  the  Emergency 
     Alert System (EAS)...''  During the period September 7, 
     2003 to  January  31,  2004,  there  were  missing  EAS 
     receive tests.

          d.   47   C.F.R.       73.1870(c)(3):     ``Chief 
     operators...The  chief  operator  is  responsible   for 
     completion of the  following duties  specified in  this 
     paragraph below.   When  the duties  are  delegated  to 
     other  persons,  the  chief  operator  shall   maintain 
     supervisory oversight  sufficient  to  know  that  each 
     requirement has been fulfilled in a timely and  correct 
     manner...Review of the  station records  at least  once 
     each week to  determine if required  entries are  being 
     made correctly...Upon  completion  of the  review,  the 
     chief operator or his designee  must date and sign  the 
     log,  initiate  any  corrective  action  which  may  be 
     necessary, and  advise  the  station  licensee  of  any 
     condition which is  repetitive...''  During the  period 
     September 7, 2003  to January  31, 2004,  there was  no 
     review of the station logs by the chief operator.

          3.   Pursuant to Section  308(b) of the  Communications 
Act of 1934, as  amended,2 and Section  1.89 of the  Commission's 
Rules, Friends Communications of MI, Inc., 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
                    Detroit Office
                    24897 Hathaway Street
                    Farmington Hills, MI 48335-1552

     4.   This Notice shall be sent to Friends Communications  of 
MI, Inc., 121 West Maumee Street, Adrian, Michigan  49221, and  a 
copy to Bob Elliott, Owner,  110 Scarborough Court, Marietta,  GA  
30067.

     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 
your  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 A. Bridgewater
                              District Director
                              Detroit Office
JAB:PRB
_________________________

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