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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Four Corners Broadcasting, LLC )  File No. EB-FIELDWR-12-00004018

   Licensee of Station KKDC )

   Facility ID #  88574 )

   Dolores, Colorado )

   )   NOV No. V201332800012



                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: November 8, 2012

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

    1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
       of the Commission's rules (Rules), to Four Corners  Broadcasting, LLC
       (Four Corners), licensee of radio station KKDC in Dolores, Colorado. 
       Pursuant to Section 1.89(a) of the Rules, issuance of this Notice does
       not preclude the Enforcement Bureau from further action if warranted,
       including issuing a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture for
       the violations noted herein.

    2. On August 24, 2012, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Denver
       District Office inspected  radio station KKDC  located at Dolores,
       Colorado, 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 S: 11.61(a)(1) and (2). 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 of this chapter for all
        broadcast streams... " At the time of the inspection, KKDC's station
        logs failed to indicate why the May - July 2012 Required Monthly
        Tests were not received or transmitted. Also, for the period May 6,
        2012 - August 18, 2012, KKDC failed to show why numerous receive
        tests were missing from assigned EAS sources and why KKDC failed  to
        transmit numerous Required Weekly Tests. 

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.52(d)(1): "With respect to monitoring for EAS
        messages that are formatted in accordance with the EAS protocol, 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 the inspection, KKDC  was monitoring incorrect EAS sources  for
        its  LP-1 and LP-2. KKDC  was monitoring KSJD, Cortez, CO, and 
        KUSA-TV, Denver, CO. KKDC should be monitoring the LP-1 and LP-2
        assignment for their Local Area 9, Mesa Verde, as required in the
        State of Colorado's State EAS Plan.

     c. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.1870(b)(3): "The designation of the chief operator
        must be in writing with a copy of the designation posted with the
        station license." At the time of inspection, there was no current
        written designation posted with the station license designating the
        chief operator.

    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.

    4. Pursuant to Section  308(b) 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 taken.  Therefore, Four Corners 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 Commission's Rules, we direct
       Four Corners  to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit
       or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an
       authorized officer of Four Corners  with personal knowledge of the
       representations provided in Four Corner'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
       regulatee'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

   Denver District Office

   215 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 303

   Lakewood, CO 80226

    7. This Notice shall be sent to Four Corners Broadcasting LLC,  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.


   Nikki P. Shears

   District Director

   Denver 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: 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