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


In the Matter of                )
                                )
MBC Incorporated                )            File  No.  EB-05-CF-
016
DBA WYRE  AM                    )
ASR# 1037031                    )            NOV              No.  
V20053234005
Annapolis, MD                   )
                                )


                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                             
                                             Released: February 
17, 2005

By the District Director, Columbia Office, Northeast Region, 
Enforcement Bureau:

  1.      This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued 
     pursuant to Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules,1 to MBC 
     Incorporated, owner of tower, ASR# 1037031.

  2.      On February 7, 2005 an agent of the Commission's 
     Columbia Office inspected radio station WYRE's tower located 
     at 25 Silopanna Road, and observed the following violation:

  2.a.      47 C.F.R.  17.50:  ``Antenna structures 
            requiring painting under this part shall be 
            cleaned or repainted as often as necessary in 
            order to maintain good visibility.''  The agent 
            noted that the paint on the tower is chipped 
            and faded.   

  3.      Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
     1934, as amended,2 and Section 1.89 of the Commission's 
     Rules, MBC Incorporated must submit a written statement 
     concerning this matter within twenty (20) days of release of 
     this Notice.  The response must fully explain each 
     violation, must contain a statement of the specific actions 
     taken to correct each violation and preclude recurrence, and 
     should include a time line for completion of pending 
     corrective actions.  The response must be complete in itself 
     and signed by a principal or officer of the tower owner.  
     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
                 Columbia Office
                 9200 Farm House Lane
                 Columbia, MD 21046


  4.      This Notice shall be sent to MBC Incorporated at its 
     address of record.

  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




                                Charles C. Magin
                                District Director
                                Columbia Office
                                Northeast Region
                                Enforcement Bureau





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147 C.F.R.  1.89.

247 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.