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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   San Luis Obispo Broadcasting ) File No. EB-10-LA-0033

   Licensee of Radio Station KKJL-AM )

   Facility ID# 58897 ) NOV No. V201032900010

   San Luis Obispo, California )


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: March  9, 2010

   By the District Director, Los Angeles  Office, Western Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a  Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to San Luis Obispo Broadcasting,
       licensee of radio station KKJL-AM, in San Luis Obispo, California.
       This Notice may be combined with a further action, if further action
       is warranted.

    2. On February 24,  2010, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Los
       Angeles  Office inspected radio station KKJL-AM located at San Luis
       Obispo, California, and observed the following violations: 

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.35(a): "EAS participants are responsible for ensuring
        that Emergency Alert System (EAS) Encoders, EAS Decoders and
        Attention Signal generating and receiving equipment used as part of
        the EAS are installed so that the monitoring and transmitting
        functions are available during the times the stations and systems are
        in operation. Additionally, EAS participants must determine the cause
        of any failure to receive the required tests or activations specified
        in S:S: 11.61(a)(1) and (a)(2). Appropriate entries indicating why
        any tests were not received must be made in the broadcast station log
        as specified in S: 73.1820 and S: 73.1840 of this chapter . . ." At
        the time of the inspection,  the Los Angeles agent found daily EAS
        log sheets  automatically produced by the EAS encoder/decoder, with
        dates going back over one year, but with no indications that any
        tests were either received or sent.

     b. 47 C.F.R.  S: 73.1870(c)(3): "The chief operator is responsible for
        the following duties specified in this paragraph below... (3) Review
        of the station records at least once per week to determine if
        required entries are being made correctly...Upon completion of the
        review, the chief operator or his designee must date and sign the
        log, indicate any corrective action which may be necessary, and
        advise the station licensee of any condition which is repetitive." At
        the time of inspection, the chief operator indicated to the agent
        that he took the EAS log sheets off the printer and filed them in the
        monthly folders. There was no indication that the logs had been
        signed and dated by the chief operator.

    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 violations and any remedial actions the station may
       have taken.  Therefore, San Luis Obispo Broadcasting, 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
       San Luis Obispo Broadcasting to support its response to this Notice
       with an affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and
       dated by an authorized officer of San Luis Obispo Broadcasting with
       personal knowledge of the representations provided in San Luis Obispo
       Broadcasting 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

   Los Angeles Office

   18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 660

   Cerritos, CA 90703

    6. This Notice shall be sent to San Luis Obispo Broadcasting 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, enforcement action is required to ensure compliance.


   Nader Haghighat

   District Director

   Los Angeles Office

   Western 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


                       Federal Communications Commission