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   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Lake Michigan Broadcasting, Inc. ) File No. EB-11-DT-0216

   Licensee of Radio Station WKLA-FM )

   Facility ID # 10809  ) NOV No. V201232360002

   Ludington, MI )



                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: October  27, 2011

   By the District Director, Detroit Office, Northeast Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules to Lake Michigan Broadcasting Inc,
       licensee of Station WKLA-FM in Ludington, Michigan.

    2. On September 15, 2011, an agent of the Commission's Detroit Office
       inspected  radio station WKLA-FM located at 5941 West U.S. 10 in
       Ludington, Michigan, and observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.52(d): "EAS Participants 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. They are developed in accordance with FCC
        monitoring priorities." At the time of inspection, Station WKLA-FM
        was monitoring only one EAS source.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.35: "(a) Appropriate entries indicating reasons why
        any tests were not received must be made in the broadcast station log
        as specified in S:S: 73.1820 and 73.1840 . . . . (b) If the EAS
        Encoder or EAS Decoder becomes defective, the EAS Participant may
        operate without the defective equipment pending its repair or
        replacement for 60 days without further FCC authority. Entries shall
        be made in the broadcast station log. . . showing the date and time
        the equipment was removed and restored to service." At the time of
        the inspection, station management informed the agent that the EAS
        equipment could not operate in automatic mode during nighttime hours
        when the station is unattended because of damage that the equipment
        sustained during a recent lightning storm. Station WKLA-FM failed,
        however, to make the required entries in the station log regarding
        the defective equipment and the resulting inability to receive the
        nighttime monthly test in August.

    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. Pursuant to Section 403 of the
       Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 1.89 of the Rules,
       we seek additional information concerning the violation(s) and any
       remedial actions the station may have taken.  Therefore, Lake Michigan
       Broadcasting, Inc. 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
       Lake Michigan Broadcasting, Inc. to support its response to this
       Notice with an affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury,
       signed and dated by an authorized officer of Lake Michigan
       Broadcasting, Inc. with personal knowledge of the representations
       provided in Lake Michigan Broadcasting, Inc.'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

   Detroit Office

   24897 Hathaway St.

   Farmington Hills, MI 48335

    6. This Notice shall be sent to Lake Michigan Broadcasting, Inc. 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.


   James A. Bridgewater

   District Director

   Detroit  District Office

   Northeast 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