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


In the Matter of                )
                                )
The New York Times Radio Company             )    File No. EB-05-
NY-257
Licensee of Radio Station WQEW  )            
New York, NY                    )            NOV No. V20063238010



                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                             Released:   December 
6, 2005

By the District Director, New York 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  The 
     New York Times Radio Company (``Times Radio''), licensee  of 
     radio station WQEW, New York, New York.

  2.      On September 22, 2005, an agent of the Commission's New 
     York  Office  inspected  radio  station  WQEW's  transmitter 
     located  at  4900  Grand  Avenue,  Maspeth,  New  York,  and 
     observed the following violation:

              47  C.F.R.    73.62(a):   ``Each  AM  station 
     operating a directional antenna must     
             maintain the  indicated relative amplitudes  of 
     the antenna monitor currents within 
        5% of  the  values  specified  therein.  Directional 
        antenna relative phase  currents must be  maintained 
        to within +/- 3  degrees of the values specified  on 
        the instrument  of  authorization.''   The  relative 
        phase current  for tower  number 4  in daytime  mode 
        measured 84.2 degrees.   This is  3.6 degrees  below 
        the value specified on the license.
        The relative  phase current  for tower  number 3  in 
        nighttime mode measured 135.0 degrees.  This is  3.4 
        degrees below the  value specified  on the  license.  
        The relative current  amplitude for  tower number  3 
        in nighttime  mode measured  0.424.  This  is 7.6  % 
        above the value specified on the license.
                
  3.      Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
     1934, as  amended,2 and  Section  1.89 of  the  Commission's 
     Rules,  Times  Radio   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 prinicipal or  officer of  Times 
     Radio.  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 York Office
                 201 Varick Street, Suite 1151
                 New York, NY 10014


  4.      This Notice shall be sent  to The New York Times  Radio 
     Company 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




                                Daniel W. Noel
                                District Director
                                New York Office
                                Northeast Region
                                Enforcement Bureau

_________________________

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.