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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554


                                   )                                
     In the Matter of                                               
                                   )                                
     CC Licenses, LLC                                               
                                   )        File No.: EB-07-BF-054  
     Licensee of AM Station                                         
     WSYR                          )   NAL/Acct. No.: 200832280001  
                                                                    
     Syracuse, New York            )               FRN: 0001566918  
                                                                    
     Facility ID No. 48720         )                                
                                                                    
                                   )                                


                  NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE

                                                 Released: December 12, 2007 

   By the Resident Agent, Buffalo Office, Northeast Region, Enforcement
   Bureau:

   I. INTRODUCTION

    1. In this Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture ("NAL"), we find
       that CC Licenses, LLC ("CC Licenses"), licensee of AM radio station
       WSYR in Syracuse, New York, apparently willfully and repeatedly
       violated Section 73.49 of the Commission's Rules ("Rules") by failing
       to enclose the WSYR antenna towers within effective locked fences or
       other enclosures. We conclude, pursuant to Section 503(b) of the
       Communications Act of 1934, as amended ("Act"), that CC Licenses is
       apparently liable for a forfeiture in the amount of seven  thousand
       dollars ($7,000).

   II. BACKGROUND

    2. On September 17, 2007, the Buffalo Office received a complaint
       alleging that the three-towers used in the operation of station WSYR
       were not enclosed within effective locked fences. In support of the
       allegation, the complainant submitted photographs from August 2006 and
       August 2007. The photographs from August 2006 showed the towers during
       a period of construction with the structures surrounded by plastic
       construction netting. The photographs from August 2007 showed that,
       while construction no longer was taking place, the plastic
       construction netting remained.

    3. On September 18, 2007, an agent from the Enforcement Bureau's Buffalo
       Office conducted an inspection of the  three antenna towers used by CC
       licenses  to broadcast AM station WSYR. The agent found that the
       towers were surrounded by plastic construction netting and that large
       portions of the netting were missing. The agent also observed that 
       there were many places where the height of the netting was so low that
       someone could gain access to the towers by climbing over the netting. 
       The agent further noted that there was no perimeter fence surrounding
       the property where the antenna structures were located.  The antenna
       site, located in  Syracuse, New York, is surrounded by a residential
       neighborhood.  

    4. On September 18, 2007, the  agent reported  to WSYR's chief operator
       the lack of effectively locked enclosures  surrounding the bases of
       the WSYR towers.   The Chief Operator acknowledged the condition of
       the fences. The Chief Operator stated the station would take immediate
       steps to correct the problem.

    5. On September 21, 2007, WSYR's Chief Operator submitted photographs to
       the agent showing that adequate fencing had been installed surrounding
       the towers' bases.

   III. DISCUSSION

    6. Section 503(b) of the Act provides that any person who willfully or
       repeatedly fails to comply substantially with the terms and conditions
       of any license, or willfully or repeatedly fails to comply with any of
       the provisions of the Act or of any rule, regulation or order issued
       by the Commission thereunder, shall be liable for a forfeiture
       penalty. The term "willful" as used in Section 503(b) has been
       interpreted to mean simply that the acts or omissions are committed
       knowingly. The term "repeated" means the commission or omission of
       such act more than once or for more than one day.

    7. Section 73.49 of the Rules states that antenna towers having radio
       frequency potential at the base (series fed, folded unipole, and
       insulated base antennas)  must be enclosed within effective locked
       fences or other enclosures.  The WSYR  AM antenna towers  are  series
       fed. In adopting the Report and Order promulgating the most recent
       amendment of Section 73.49, the Commission stated that "a fencing
       requirement is necessary to protect the general public."   The agent's
       inspection on September 18, 2007,  revealed no locked fences or
       effective barrier surrounding WSYR's three  towers.  WSYR's chief
       operator acknowledged the lack of effective fencing to the agent;
       therefore, the violation was willful. The violation occurred on more
       than one day, therefore it was repeated. Based on the evidence before
       us, we find that CC Licenses apparently willfully and repeatedly
       violated Section 73.49 of the Rules by failing to enclose the WSYR
       antenna towers within effective locked fences or other enclosures.

    8. Pursuant to The Commission's Forfeiture Policy Statement and Amendment
       of Section 1.80 of the Rules to Incorporate the Forfeiture Guidelines,
       ("Forfeiture Policy Statement"), and Section 1.80 of the Rules, the
       base amount for failure to maintain an effective AM tower fence is
       seven thousand dollars, $7,000. 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 Act, which include the nature,
       circumstances, extent, and gravity of the violations, and with respect
       to the violator, the degree of culpability, and history of prior
       offenses, ability to pay, and other such matters as justice may
       require. Applying the Forfeiture Policy Statement, Section 1.80, and
       the statutory factors to the instant case, we conclude CC Licenses is
       apparently liable for a seven thousand dollar ($7,000) forfeiture.

   IV. ORDERING CLAUSES

    9. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 503(b) of the
       Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Sections 0.111, 0.311 and
       1.80 of the Commission's Rules, CC Licenses, LLC is hereby NOTIFIED of
       this APPARENT LIABILITY FOR A FORFEITURE in the amount of seven
       thousand dollars ($7,000) for violation of Section 73.49 of the Rules.

   10. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 1.80 of the
       Commission's Rules within thirty days of the release date of this
       Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, CC Licenses, LLC 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 must be made by check or similar instrument,
       payable to the order of the Federal Communications Commission. The
       payment must include the NAL/Acct. No. and FRN No. referenced above.
       Payment by check or money order may be mailed to Federal
       Communications Commission, P.O. Box 358340, Pittsburgh, PA 15251-8340.
       Payment by overnight mail may be sent to Mellon Bank /LB 358340, 500
       Ross Street, Room 1540670, Pittsburg, PA 15251. Payment by wire
       transfer may be made to ABA Number 043000261, receiving bank Mellon
       Bank, and account number 911-6106.

   12. The response, if any, must be mailed to Federal Communications
       Commission, Enforcement Bureau, Northeast Region, Buffalo Office, 6400
       Sheridan Drive, Suite 140, Williamsville, New York 14221 and must
       include the NAL/Acct. No. referenced in the caption.

   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. Requests for payment of the full amount of this Notice of Apparent
       Liability for Forfeiture under an installment plan should be sent to:
       Associate Managing Director-Financial Operations, Room 1A625, 445 12th
       Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554.

   15. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Notice of Apparent Liability
       for Forfeiture shall be sent by Certified Mail, Return Receipt
       Requested, and regular mail, to CC Licenses, LLC at its address of
       record.

   FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

   David A. Viglione

   Resident Agent

   Buffalo Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 73.49.

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

   Section 312(f)(1) of the Act, 47 U.S.C. S: 312(f)(1), which applies to
   violations for which forfeitures are assessed under Section 503(b) of the
   Act, provides that "[t]he term `willful', when used with reference to the
   commission or omission of any act, means the conscious and deliberate
   commission or omission of such act, irrespective of any intent to violate
   any provision of this Act or any rule or regulation of the Commission
   authorized by this Act...." See Southern California Broadcasting Co., 6
   FCC Rcd 4387 (1991).

   Section 312(f)(2) of the Act, 47 U.S.C. S: 312(f)(2), which also applies
   to violations for which forfeitures are assessed under Section 503(b) of
   the Act, provides that "[t]he term `repeated', when used with reference to
   the commission or omission of any act, means the commission or omission of
   such act more than once or, if such commission or omission is continuous,
   for more than one day."

   47 C.F.R. S: 73.49.

   Review of the Technical an Operational Regulations of Part 73, Subpart A,
   AM Broadcast Stations, 59 Rad. Reg. 2d (Pike & Fischer) 927, P:6 (1986)
   ("Report and Order").

   12 FCC Rcd 17087 (1997), recon. denied, 15 FCC Rcd 303 (1999); 47 C.F.R.
   S:1.80.

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

   47 U.S.C. S: 503(b), 47 C.F.R. S:S: 0.111, 0.311, 1.80, 73.49.

   See 47 C.F.R. S: 1.1914.

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