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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Snyder Broadcasting Company ) File No. EB-FIELDSCR-12-00003813

   Licensee of Station KSNY-FM ) NOV No. V20133250001

   ) Facility ID: 60711

   Snyder, Texas )





                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: November 2, 2012

   By the District Director, Dallas Office, South Central Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
       of the Commission's rules (Rules), to Snyder Broadcasting Company,
       licensee of Station KSNY-FM in Snyder, Texas. Pursuant to Section
       1.89(a) of the Rules, issuance of this NOV does not preclude the
       Enforcement Bureau from further action if warranted, including issuing
       a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture for the violation(s)
       noted herein.

    2. On August 1, 2012, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Dallas Office
       inspected Station KSNY-FM located in Snyder, Texas, and observed the
       following violation(s):

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.52(d): "[Emergency Alert System] EAS Participants
        must monitor two EAS sources. The monitoring assignments of each
        broadcast station, 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 the
        inspection, Station KSNY-FM was not monitoring the assigned LP2
        Station, Channel 14 KERA-TV.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.1350(a): "Each licensee is responsible for
        maintaining and operating its broadcast station in a manner which
        complies with the technical rules set forth elsewhere in this part
        and in accordance with the terms of the station authorization." At
        the time of the inspection, Station KSNY-FM was authorized to operate
        at the coordinates 32DEG53'6.00" North Latitude, 101DEG04'35.00" West
        Longitude in Snyder, Texas. However, the agent found the station
        operating at the coordinates 32DEG43'8.30" North Latitude,
        100DEG55'2.80" West Longitude in Snyder, Texas. Also, Station KSNY-FM
        is authorized to operate a Studio Transmitter Link (STL) on the
        frequencies 947.625 MHz and 947.375 MHz, but the agent found the STL
        operating on the frequencies 948.00 MHz and 950.00 MHz.

     c. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.1870(c)(3): "Review of the station records at least
        once each week to determine if required entries are being made
        correctly.... [U]pon completion of the review, the chief operator or
        his designee must date and sign the log...." At the time of
        inspection, there was no indication that the logs were being reviewed
        by the chief operator.

     d. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.3526(e)(4): " Contour maps - A copy of any service
        contour maps, submitted with any application tendered for filing with
        the FCC, together with any other information in the application
        showing service contours and/or main studio and transmitter location
        (State, county, city, street address, or other identifying
        information). These documents shall be retained for as long as they
        reflect current, accurate information regarding the station." At the
        time of the inspection, Station KSNY-FM did not have the contour map
        in its public inspection file.

     e. 47 C.F.R. S: 74.1265(a): "The station license and any other
        instrument of authorization or individual order concerning the
        construction of the station or the manner of operation shall be kept
        in the station record file maintained by the licensee so as to be
        available for inspection upon request to any authorized
        representative of the Commission." At the time of the inspection, no
        station license renewal authorization was found at the station

    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 licensees.

    4. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Rules, we seek additional information
       concerning the violations and any remedial actions taken. Therefore,
       Snyder Broadcasting Company 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.

    5. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct Snyder
       Broadcasting Company  to support its response to this Notice with an
       affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by
       an authorized officer of Snyder Broadcasting Company  with personal
       knowledge of the representations provided in Snyder Broadcasting
       Company  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.

    6. 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

   Dallas Office

   9330 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1170

   Dallas, Texas 75243

    7. This Notice shall be sent to  Snyder Broadcasting Company at its
       address of record.

    8. 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 D. Wells

   District Director

   Dallas District Office

   South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(a).

   47 U.S.C. S: 308(b).

   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