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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Adelman Broadcasting, Inc. ) File No. EB-11-LA-0259

   Licensee of Station KRAJ )

   Facility ID # 84860 )

   ) NOV No. V201232900016

   Johannesburg, CA  )

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: March 7, 2012

   By the District Director, Los Angeles, Western Region, Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Adelman Broadcasting, licensee of
       radio station KRAJ serving Johannesburg, California. This Notice may
       be combined with a further action, if further action is warranted.

    2. On January 4, 2012, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Los Angeles
       Office inspected radio station KRAJ located at Ridgecrest, 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 was no entry in the station's logs indicating why
        KRAJ did not receive any alerts or tests from the Kern County Office
        of Emergency Services, an assigned monitoring source, during the
        three month period preceding the inspection.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.51(m)(1): "Automatic interrupt of programming and
        transmission of EAS messages are required when facilities are
        unattended. Automatic transmissions must include a permanent record
        that contains at a minimum the following information: Originator,
        Event, Location and valid time period of the message. The decoder
        performs the functions necessary to determine which EAS messages are
        automatically transmitted by the encoder." At the time of the
        inspection, records for EAS tests and alerts received and
        retransmitted automatically by the KRAJ EAS equipment were being kept
        manually based on observations made by station personnel monitoring
        the KRAJ retransmissions of these events. These records only included
        the date and the source of the test.  

    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
       Commission's Rules, we seek additional information concerning the
       violations and any remedial actions the station may have taken. 
       Therefore, Adelman 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
       Adelman 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 Adelman Broadcasting, Inc. with personal
       knowledge of the representations provided in Adelman Broadcasting,
       Inc. 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 Adelman 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.


   Nader Haghighat

   District Director

   Los Angeles District 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