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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )

   )

   Big Thicket Broadcasting Company of )

   Wyoming, Inc. ) File No. EB-10-DV-0077

   Licensee of Radio Station KQSW )

   Facility ID No. 5300 )

   Rock Springs, Wyoming ) NOV No. V201032800027

   )

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released:  June 23, 2010

   By the District Director, Denver Office, Western Region, Enforcement
   Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Big Thicket Broadcasting Company of
       Wyoming, Inc. ("Big Thicket"), licensee of radio station KQSW in Rock
       Springs, Wyoming.

    2. On June 3, 2010, agents of the Enforcement Bureau's Denver Office, in
       response to a complaint of interference to VHF public safety
       communications atop the Aspen Mountain communications site serving
       Rock Springs, WY, monitored RF signals collocated at the transmitter
       site. During the over-the-air monitoring and subsequent inspection of
       radio station KQSW, serving Rock Springs, the agents observed the
       following violation:

   a. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.1570(b)(2): "Maximum modulation levels must meet the
   following limitations: FM Stations (ii) In no event may the modulation of
   the carrier exceed 110 percent (82.5 kHz peak deviation)." At the time of
   monitoring and on-scene inspection, agents observed that the peak
   deviation of KQSW's RF signal was 92 kHz on several occasions, exceeding
   110% (or 82.5 kHz peak deviation).

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Big Thicket must
       submit a written statement concerning this matter within 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 principal or officer of Big
       Thicket. 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

   Denver District Office

   215 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 303

   Lakewood, CO 80226

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Big Thicket Broadcasting Company of
       Wyoming, Inc., at its address of record.

    5. 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. 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.

   FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

   Nikki P. Shears

   District Director

   Denver District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 U.S.C. S: 403.

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

   18 U.S.C. S: 1001 et seq.

   Federal Communications Commission

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                       Federal Communications Commission