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




In the Matter of                )
                                )
Kinston Christian Radio, Inc.   )            File  No.  EB-05-NF-
020
Licensee of Radio Station WELS(AM)           )
Kinston, North Carolina         )            NOV              No.  
V20053264002
                                )
                                

                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                       Released:  August 19, 2005

By the Resident Agent, Norfolk Office, South Central Region, 
Enforcement Bureau:

  1.      This is a Notice of Violation (``Notice'') issued 
     pursuant to Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules,1 to 
     Kinston Christian Radio, Inc., (``KCR'') licensee of radio 
     station WELS(AM).

  2.      On March 10, 2005, an agent of the Commission's Norfolk 
     Office of the Enforcement Bureau inspected radio station 
     WELS(AM) located in Kinston, North Carolina, and observed 
     the following violations:

       a.   47 C.F.R.  11.61(a):  EAS ``[t]ests shall be 
                 made at regular intervals as indicated in 
                 paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this 
                 section.''  The station failed to make 
                 Required Monthly Tests and conducted only 
                 two Required Weekly Tests from January 1, 
                 2005 to March 9, 2005.

       b.   47 C.F.R.  73.1350(b)(2): ``The transmitter 
                 control personnel must have the capability 
                 to turn the transmitter off at all 
                 times.''  At the time of inspection, 
                 transmitter control personnel were unable 
                 to turn the transmitter off from the main 
                 studio remote control location.

       c.   47 C.F.R.  73.1560(d):  ``In the event it 
                 becomes technically impossible to operate 
                 at authorized power, a broadcast station 
                 may operate at reduced power for a period 
                 of not more than 30 days without specific 
                 authority from the FCC....If causes beyond 
                 the control of the licensee prevent 
                 restoration of the authorized power within 
                 30 days, a request for Special Temporary 
                 Authority must be made to the FCC in 
                 Washington, DC for additional time as may 
                 be necessary.''  The station was operating 
                 its AM transmitter at only 70.4% of 
                 authorized power.  Station documents 
                 indicated that KCR had been operating at 
                 reduced power since January 1, 2005 
                 without notifying the Commission and 
                 without Commission authorization.

  3.      Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
     1934, as amended,2 and Section 1.89 of the Commission's 
     Rules, Kinston Christian Radio, Inc., 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 
     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.  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
                 Norfolk Office
                 1457 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Ste 113
                 Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

  4.      This Notice shall be sent to Kinston Christian Radio, 
     Inc. 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




                                Luther Bolden
                                Resident Agent
                                Norfolk Office
                                South Central Region
                                Enforcement Bureau
_________________________

147 C.F.R.  1.89.

247 U.S.C.  308(b).

3P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3).

418 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.