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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Clarion County Broadcasting Corp. ) File No. EB-08-PA-0270


   Licensee of Radio Station WKQW ) NOV No. V201032400033

   Facility ID # 63290 )


   Oil City, Pennsylvania )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: March 4, 2010

   By the District Director, Philadelphia Office, Northeast Region,
   Enforcement Bureau

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules to Clarion County Broadcasting Corp.
       ("Clarion"), the licensee of AM Radio Station WKQW in Oil City,
       Pennsylvania. This Notice may be combined with a further action, if
       further action is warranted.

    2. On August 12, 2009, an agent of the Commission's Philadelphia Office
       inspected radio station WKQW located in Oil City, Pennsylvania, and
       observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.52(d): "Broadcast stations and cable systems and
        wireless cable systems must monitor two EAS sources. The monitoring
        assignments of each broadcast station and cable system and wireless
        cable system are specified in the State EAS Plan and FCC Mapbook...."
        The agent found that station WKQW was monitoring only one EAS source.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.61(b): "Entries shall be made in EAS Participant
        records, as specified in Sections 11.35(a) and 11.54(b)(13)." The
        agent found that entries were not made in the EAS logs to show
        required weekly EAS tests received or conducted for the weeks of
        April 13, 2009,  May 4, 2009, May 18, 2009, June 1, 2009, June 8,
        2009, June 15, 2009, July 13, 2009, and August 2, 2009.  Entries were
        not made in the EAS logs to show required monthly EAS tests
        retransmitted for the  months of January, February, March, May, June,
        and July of 2009. There were no entries in the station logs
        indicating the reason why the required EAS tests were not received.

     c. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.1870(a): "The licensee of each AM, FM, TV or Class A
        TV broadcast station must designate a person to serve as the
        station's chief operator. At times when the chief operator is
        unavailable or unable to act (e.g., vacations, sickness), the
        licensee shall designate another person as the acting chief operator
        on a temporary basis."  At the time of inspection, Clarion had no
        person designated as the chief operator for station WKQK.

    3. As the nation's emergency warning system, the Emergency Alert System
       is critical to public safety, and we recognize the vital role that
       broadcasters play in ensuring its success. The Commission takes
       seriously any violations of the Rules implementing the EAS and expects
       full compliance from its regulatees. We also must investigate
       violations of other rules that apply to broadcast licensees.  Pursuant
       to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and
       Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, we seek additional information
       concerning the violation(s) and any remedial actions the station may
       have taken.  Therefore, Clarion County Broadcasting Corp must submit a
       written statement concerning this matter within twenty (20) days of
       release of this Notice. The response (i) must fully explain each
       violation, including all relevant surrounding facts and circumstances,
       (ii) must contain a statement of the specific action(s) taken to
       correct each violation and preclude recurrence, and (iii) must include
       a time line for completion of any pending corrective action(s). The
       response must be complete in itself  and must not be abbreviated by
       reference to other communications or answers to other notices.

    4. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Commission's Rules, we direct
       Clarion County Broadcasting Corp to support its response to this
       Notice with an affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury,
       signed and dated by an authorized officer of Clarion County
       Broadcasting Corp with personal knowledge of the representations
       provided in Clarion County Broadcasting Corp's response, verifying the
       truth and accuracy of the information therein, and confirming that all
       of the information requested by this Notice which is in the licensee's
       possession, custody, control, or knowledge has been produced. To
       knowingly and willfully make any false statement or conceal any
       material fact in reply to this Notice is punishable by fine or
       imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.

    5. 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

   Philadelphia Office

   One Oxford Valley Building, Suite 404

   2300 East Lincoln Highway

   Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047

    6. This Notice shall be sent to Clarion County Broadcasting Corp at its
       address of record.

    7. The Privacy Act of 1974  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, further action is required to ensure compliance.


   Gene J. Stanbro

   District Director

   Philadelphia District Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(a).

   47 U.S.C. S: 403.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(c).

   Section 1.16 of the Commission's Rules provides that "[a]ny document to be
   filed with the Federal Communications Commission and which is required by
   any law, rule or other regulation of the United States to be supported,
   evidenced, established or proved by a written sworn declaration,
   verification, certificate, statement, oath or affidavit by the person
   making the same, may be supported, evidenced, established or proved by the
   unsworn declaration, certification, verification, or statement in writing
   of such person . . . . Such declaration shall be subscribed by the
   declarant as true under penalty of perjury, and dated, in substantially
   the following form . . . : `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under
   penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on
   (date). (Signature)'." 47 C.F.R. S: 1.16.

   18 U.S.C. S: 1001 et seq. See also 47 C.F.R. S: 1.17.

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

                       Federal Communications Commission


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