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                       FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                NORTHEAST REGION

                                Columbia Office

                              9200 Farm House Lane

                            Columbia, Maryland 21046

                                November 4, 2009

   Gold's Gym #0030

   Baltimore, Maryland

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-09-CF-0167

   Document Number: W201032340001

   The Columbia Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast
   radio station on 90.1 MHz was allegedly operating in the Inner Harbor area
   in Baltimore, Maryland. On October 28, 2009, agents from this office
   confirmed by direction finding techniques that a radio signal on frequency
   90.1 MHz was emanating from Gold's Gym located inside of The Power Plant
   building at 601 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland. The agents also
   discovered a second radio signal on 90.7 MHz inside of Gold's Gym. The
   Commission's records show that no license was issued for operation of a
   broadcast station on 90.1 MHz or 90.7 MHz at this location in Baltimore,
   Maryland.

   Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. S: 301.
   The only exception to this licensing requirement is for certain
   transmitters using or operating at a power level or mode of operation that
   complies with the standards established in Part 15 of the Commission's
   rules, 47 C.F.R. S:S:  15.1 et seq. The field strength of the signals on
   frequency 90.1 MHz and 90.7 MHz were measured at 6,763 microvolts per
   meter (uV/m) and 1,220 uV/m, respectively, at 45.7 meters, both which
   exceeded the maximum permitted level of 250 uV/m at 3 meters for
   non-licensed devices. Thus, the stations are operating in violation of 47
   U.S.C. S: 301.

   You are hereby warned that operation of radio transmitting equipment
   without a valid radio station authorization or providing services and
   facilities incidental to the operation of an unlicensed radio transmitter
   constitutes a violation of the Federal laws cited above and could subject
   the operator to severe penalties, including, but not limited to,
   substantial monetary fines, in rem arrest action against the offending
   radio equipment, and criminal sanctions including imprisonment. (see 47
   U.S.C. S:S: 401, 501, 503 and 510).

   UNLICENSED OPERATION OF THIS RADIO STATION MUST BE DISCONTINUED
   IMMEDIATELY.

   You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond with any
   evidence that you have authority to operate granted by the FCC. Your
   response should be sent to the address in the letterhead and reference the
   listed case and document number. Under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C.
   S: 552a(e)(3), we are informing you that the Commission's staff will use
   all relevant material information before it to determine what, if any,
   enforcement action is required to ensure your compliance with FCC Rules.
   This will include any information that you disclose in your reply.

   You may contact this office if you have any questions.

   Richard M. Caine

   Acting District Director

   Columbia Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   Attachments:

   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005

   cc: Gold's Gym Corporate Office,

   Attn: Kary Kreiger