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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Charles R. Meeker ) File No. EB-11-SD-0085

   Licensee of TV Station KRET-CA )

   Facility ID # 10536 )

   Cathedral City, CA ) NOV No. V201132940004


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: June 20, 2011

   By the District Director, San Diego Office, Western Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Charles R. Meeker, licensee of TV
       station KRET-CA, licensed to serve Cathedral City, CA.

    2. On March 31, 2011, agents of the Enforcement Bureau's San Diego Office
       inspected the KRET-CA main studio located in Palm Desert, CA, and
       observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.35(a): "EAS Participants must determine the cause of
        any failure to receive the required tests or activations specified in
        Sections 11.61(a)(1) and (a)(2). Appropriate entries indicating
        reasons why any tests were not received must be made in the broadcast
        station log as specified in Sections 73.1820 and 73.1840 of this
        chapter for all broadcast streams . . . . " At the time of the
        inspection, there were no entries in KRET-CA's logs indicating why
        the required monthly tests (RMTs) and the required weekly tests
        (RWTs) had been sporadically missed over the three months prior to
        the inspection.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.61(a): "EAS Participants shall conduct tests at
        regular intervals, as specified in paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) of
        this section. Additional tests may be performed anytime. EAS
        activations and special tests may be performed in lieu of required
        tests as specified in paragraph (a)(4) of this section. All tests
        will conform with the procedures in the EAS Operating Handbook."
        KRET-CA failed to ensure that, over the three months prior to the
        inspection, that RMTs and RWTs of the EAS system were received and

    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, Charles R. Meeker 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
       Charles R. Meeker, to support its response to this Notice with an
       affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by
       an authorized officer of the licensee, with personal knowledge of the
       representations provided in Charles R. Meeker'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

   San Diego Office

   4542 Ruffner Street, Suite 370

   San Diego, CA 92111

    6. This Notice shall be sent to Charles R. Meeker at the address of

    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.


   James T. Lyon

   District Director

   San Diego District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   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